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Having a heart-shaped outline: a cordate leaf.

[New Latin cordātus, from Latin cor, cord-, heart; see kerd- in Indo-European roots.]

cor′date′ly adv.


(Biology) heart-shaped: a cordate leaf; cordate shells.
ˈcordately adv


(ˈkɔr deɪt)

1. heart-shaped.
2. (of leaves) heart-shaped, with the attachment at the notched end.
[1645–55; < New Latin cordātus heart-shaped = Latin cord-, s. of cor heart + -ātus -ate1]
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Adj.1.cordate - (of a leaf) shaped like a heart
unsubdivided, simple - (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
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cordifolia have orbicular leaves, rounded or cordate at base, often bullate, usually green; inflorescence spherical at first, usually becoming umbraculiform with spreading branches; flowers mostly spreading or erect, broadly campanulate; petals broadly ovate to orbicular, abruptly contracted into the claw (Yeo, 1966).
Subcordate to subcircular, slightly longer than wide, 39 [micro]m long, 32 [micro]m wide; operculum cordate, almost covering the orifice and obscuring the lingula, 26 [micro]m long, 22 [micro]m wide.
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