Meaning of digitate in English:

digitate

Pronunciation /ˈdɪdʒɪtət/ /ˈdɪdʒɪteɪt/

adjective

technical
  • Shaped like a spread hand.

    ‘digitate leaves’
    • ‘a digitate delta’
    • ‘In the Southern Hemisphere a different, more strongly digitate type of Ginkgo leaf persists into the Eocene, but we lack data on its occurrence and do not discuss it further here.’
    • ‘When fully grown, its gigantic buttressed trunk, which stretches up to 10 meters in diameter, abruptly ends in the branches that bear digitate leaves.’
    • ‘These can be either digitate forms, where the mollusks lived between small stromatolite fingers, or larger, domal stromatolite masses, which created areas where mollusks clustered.’
    • ‘This species, contrary to the occurrence of shelbyocerids in the Eminence Formation, is clearly found associated with digitate stromatolite bearing dolomite.’
    • ‘Hypseloconids are almost exclusively associated with digitate or small domal stromatolites where they are frequently found in clusters.’

Origin

Mid 17th century from Latin digitatus, from digitus ‘finger, toe’.

Pronunciation

digitate

/ˈdɪdʒɪtət/ /ˈdɪdʒɪteɪt/