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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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Palmated antlers of moose may serve as a parabolic reflector of sounds.
Sporting an amazing display of palmated antler growth, the buck had 21 points that totaled a gross measurement of 168 5/8.
The tops of the main beams should be as widely palmated as your hand.
Palmated type (n = 511) Measurement Mean [+ or -] SD Range Overall spread 114.
That's when a giant, palmated buck suddenly appeared on an anonymous neighbor's scouting camera.
I've never been one to fret much about horns or antlers, but the sweeping, heavily palmated antlers we regularly glassed obviously belonged to exceptional animals.
One was a very interesting 6X6 with heavily palmated tops.
He had dark colored, palmated main beams about 14" long that curved down over his ears with hooked brow tines that swooped in front of his eyes.
It was the second time in three days that Clay had seen this heavily palmated buck chasing a doc.
Three carried unremarkable headgear, but the fourth was another story: a splendid 5-point rack on one side, a deformed, palmated club on the other.
It was a beautiful deer, a perfectly matched two-by-two, somewhat of a glorified eight-inch spike with palmated forks at the ends.