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Meaning of palmate

pal•mate

Pronunciation: (pal'māt, -mit, päl'-, pä'māt), [key]
— adj.
  1. shaped like an open palm or like a hand with the fingers extended, as a leaf or an antler.
  2. having four or more lobes or leaflets radiating from a single point.
  3. web-footed.
    1. decorated with palmettes.
    2. (in furniture of the 17th century) having bands of semicircles enclosing a radiating leaf form.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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