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Related to palmately: pinnately
top: compound and lobed leaves
bottom: feet of an albatross
pal·mate(păl′māt′, päl′-, pä′māt′) also pal·mat·ed (-mā′tĭd)
1. Having a shape similar to that of a hand with the fingers extended: palmate antlers; palmate coral.
2. Botany Having three or more veins, leaflets, or lobes radiating from one point; digitate: a palmate leaf.
3. Zoology Having webbing that connects the three front toes, as the feet of many waterbirds.
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(Botany) botany radiating from a central point
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|Adv.||1.||palmately - in a palmate manner; "palmately cleft"|
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