palmation


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pal·ma·tion

 (păl-mā′shən, päl-, pä-mā′-)
n.
1. The state of being palmate.
2.
a. A palmate structure or form.
b. A division or part of a palmate structure.

palmation

(pælˈmeɪʃən)
n
1. the state of being palmate
2. a projection or division of a palmate structure
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The buck, a youngster, had serious palmation on his antlers, and better yet, didn't sport the necessary four points on a side to be legal under our current regulations.
I showed the pictures to my wife immediately after they came up on the computer screen, and we both noticed the palmation he had on both sides of his rack.
The head, front legs and the torso of the horse are engraved on the flat surface of the palmation, while part of the posterior portion of the neck extends along its edge (Figure 1).
Brow palm form was recorded on 863 left antlers and 811 right antlers of the 1,965 antlers examined; palmation occurred on 13.
We describe the variation and age-related changes in antler and brow palm form, number of points on both main and brow palms, maximum spread, height and width of palmations, distance between innermost points on the brow palms, and shaft circumference.
The exceptional mass and palmation carry all the way out on the beams, with fourth circumference measurements of 5 6/8 and 5 0/8.
The top tines on Quebec caribou tend to be short, and upper beam palmation is seldom deep, two traits that can reduce record-book score.
In 2009, at 3 1/2, Moose grew into a 125-class 10-pointer with a few kickers and no palmation.
While woodland antlers don't have long, sweeping beams and huge spreads, they often have lots of mass, good palmation, and multiple points on each side.
Top palmation is relatively rare, but back points are not uncommon.