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sagittate leaf


adj. Biology
Having the shape of an arrowhead: sagittate leaves; sagittate shells.

[Latin sagitta, arrow + -ate.]


(ˈsædʒɪˌteɪt) or


(Botany) (esp of leaves) shaped like the head of an arrow
[C18: from New Latin sagittātus, from Latin sagitta arrow]


(ˈsædʒ ɪˌteɪt)

also sa•git•ti•form

(səˈdʒɪt əˌfɔrm, ˈsædʒ ɪ tə-)

shaped like an arrowhead.
[1750–60; < New Latin sagittātus]


shaped like an arrowhead, especially plant leaves shaped like elongated triangles.
See also: Arrows
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sagittate - (of a leaf shape) like an arrow head without flaring base lobes
unsubdivided, simple - (botany) of leaf shapes; of leaves having no divisions or subdivisions
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9 mm, connective subquadrate, basally sagittate, thecae elliptic with longitudinal dehiscence.
4 cm of their length forming a staminal blade; anther sagittate, 0.
Phallus straight, slightly broadened to base, spinulate in terminal Vs; dorsal carina sagittate, spinulate; a narrow, strongly sclerotized zone in terminal 1/4 of ventral area; vesica tubular, with a cornutal zone comprised of 9 to 11, long spines near the distal end.
Constructed wetland mesocosms for the treatment of diluted sugarcane molasses still-age from ethanol production using Pontederia sagittate.
Staminate flowers symmetrical, trimerous, not widely open at anthesis, sepals 3 short, imbricate, free, petals 3, valvate, stamens 6, slightly exceeding petals at anthesis, anthers small, dorsifixed, oval-linear with sagittate base, pistillode reduced.
Stamens 5; filaments slender, adnate at middle of the corolla tube, slightly winged at base; anthers dorsifixed, bilobed, [+ or -] sagittate, creamy-white.
S is for sagittate, seed and stomata and lots of other science words - so many that I'll have to finish the S's in a month's time .
Androecium of 4 stamens, didynamous, filaments 30-32 mm long, adnate to the corolla tube for 15-17 mm, white, glabrous, coiling after anthesis; staminode absent; anthers sagittate, 5-6 x 2-3 mm, coherent by the lateral walls, dehiscence by basal pores that develop into longitudinal slits.
5 cm forming a folded and dorsally open staminal blade; anther sagittate, 1.