from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Botany Heart-shaped, with the point of attachment at the narrow end: an obcordate leaf.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of a reversed cordate shape; heart-shaped but attached to the stalk by the pointed end.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Heart-shaped, with the attachment at the pointed end; inversely cordate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In natural history, inversely heartshaped; cordate, but with the broader end, with its strong notch, at the apex instead of the base.


ob- +‎ cordate (Wiktionary)



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