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digitate (not comparable)
- Having digits, fingers or things shaped like fingers; fingerlike
- (botany, anatomy) Having parts that spread out from a common point in a finger-like manner.
having or resembling fingers or being fingerlike
botany: having leaves divided in finger-like parts
- To point out as with the finger.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Robinson (Eudoxa) to this entry?)
- (botany, anatomy) To spread out from a common point in a finger-like manner.
- 1857 December 23, Cleland, John – Demonstrator of Anatomy in the University of Edinburgh, “On the Skeleton, Muscles, and Viscera of Malapterurus Beninensis”, in Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh, volume 1, Edinburgh, published 1858, page 393:
- But what is most worthy of notice is, that the greater number of muscular fibres arising from the coracoid and radio-ulnar bones form a pectoral muscle, superficial to the other fibres of the great lateral, and digitating with them along the side of the fish opposite the extremities of the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth ribs.
to spread in a finger-like manner.