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digitate (adj.)

1660s, in zoology, "having separate fingers and toes," from Latin digitatus "having fingers or toes," from digitus "finger" (see digit). In botany, "having deep, radiating divisions, like fingers," by 1788.

Origin and meaning of digitate

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Definitions of digitate

digitate (adj.)
resembling a finger;
digitate leaves of the horse chestnut
Synonyms: fingerlike
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