Definition of Lyrate

1. Adjective. (of a leaf shape) having curvature suggestive of a lyre.

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Definition of Lyrate

1. a. Lyre-shaped, or spatulate and oblong, with small lobes toward the base; as, a lyrate leaf.

Definition of Lyrate

1. Adjective. Shaped like a lyre. ¹

2. Adjective. (botany of leaves) Having a large terminal lobe and smaller rounded lobes toward its base. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lyrate

1. having the shape of a lyre [adj] : LYRATELY [adv]

Medical Definition of Lyrate

1. Deeply lobed, with a large terminal lobe and smaller lateral ones. (20 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lyrate

lyophilizing
lyophobe
lyophobic
lyophobic colloid
lyophylized
lyopomata
lyosorption
lyotropic
lyotropic series
lyotropy
lypemania
lypressin
lyra
lyra uterina
lyraid
lyrate (current term)
lyrate leaf
lyrated
lyrately
lyre
lyre-flower
lyre bird
lyre snake
lyrebird
lyrebirds
lyreflower
lyrelike
lyres
lyric
lyric opera

Literary usage of Lyrate

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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"... short-petioled, lyrate, the terminal segm. large and oblong-obtuse with cre- nate margins, .... lyrate ..."

2. Exotic flora: Containing Figures and Descriptions of New, Rare, Or Otherwise ...by William Jackson Hooker by William Jackson Hooker (1812)
"Leaves radical, from 1 to 3 inches and more in length, glabrous, dentate at the margins, especially at the base, according to BROWN even lyrate; ..."

3. Class Book of Botany: Being Outlines of the Structure, Physiology and by Alphonso Wood (1861)
"... orbicular in figure and larger than any other, presenting the form of the ancient lyre, the form is termed lyrate. ..."

4. The Tourist's Flora: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and by Joseph Woods (1850)
"Root L. stalked, obovate, dentate, or somewhat lyrate ; upper ... L. lyrate, the last division very large, ovato-oblong, ..."

5. Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States: Including the District by Asa Gray (1868)
"Small annuals or biennials, branched from the base ; the leaves chiefly radical, lyrate or toothed; the small heads terminating the naked scapes or branches ..."

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