digitate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin digitātus for the adjective and digitāre for the verb.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdɪdʒɪtət/ (adjective)
  • IPA(key): /ˈdɪdʒɪteɪt/ (verb)
Digitate leaf form

Adjective[edit]

digitate (not comparable)

  1. Having digits, fingers or things shaped like fingers; fingerlike
  2. (botany, anatomy) Having parts that spread out from a common point in a finger-like manner.

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Verb[edit]

digitate (third-person singular simple present digitates, present participle digitating, simple past and past participle digitated)

  1. To point out as with the finger.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Robinson (Eudoxa) to this entry?)
  2. (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.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

digitate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of digitare
  2. second-person plural imperative of digitare
  3. feminine plural of digitato

Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

digitāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of digitātus