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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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Sporting an amazing display of palmated antler growth, the buck had 21 points that totaled a gross measurement of 168 5/8.
Palmated antlers of moose may serve as a parabolic reflector of sounds.
The tops of the main beams should be as widely palmated as your hand.
It was a beautiful deer, a perfectly matched two-by-two, somewhat of a glorified eight-inch spike with palmated forks at the ends.
The deer world's best-known artifacts from peat bogs are the enormous sheds and skulls of the extinct Megaloceros giganteus, widely known as the "Irish elk." A number of its palmated antlers and other bones have been recovered from peat deposits not just in Ireland but all the way east to Eurasia.
But those palmated top tines didn't belong to a caribou, and I was half a world away from the Arctic tundra.
Antlers.--Of the 689 best trophies measured in Finland, 511 were palmated and 178 were non-palmated.