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palmate

/pal·mate/ (pahl´māt) having a shape resembling that of a hand with the fingers spread.

palmate

(păl′māt′, päl′-, pä′māt′) also

palmated

(-mā′tĭd)
adj.
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.

pal′mate′ly adv.
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Fig. 244 Palmate . A palmate leaf.

palmate

(of a leaf) having at least three leaflets joined to the PETIOLE at the same place.
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The bucks grow wonderful antlers that are distinctively palmated and extremely impressive, so it's no surprise that the fallow is probably the most-introduced and relocated game animal in the world.