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

  • adj. Botany Divided palmately about halfway to the base: a palmatifid leaf.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having lobes with incisions that extend less than half-way toward the petiole.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Palmate, with the divisions separated but little more than halfway to the common center.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, same as palmately cleft (which see, under palmately).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of a leaf shape; palmately cleft rather than lobed


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  • _pinnatilobate_, _palmatifid_, _palmatipartite_, etc., and each of these words designates different combinations of the modes and extent of the divisions of the leaf with the divisions of its outline.

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