Definition of Peltate

1. Adjective. (of a leaf shape) round, with the stem attached near the center of the lower surface rather than the margin (as a nasturtium leaf for example).

Exact synonyms: Shield-shaped
Similar to: Simple, Unsubdivided



Definition of Peltate

1. a. Shield-shaped; scutiform; (Bot.) having the stem or support attached to the lower surface, instead of at the base or margin; -- said of a leaf or other organ.

Definition of Peltate

1. Adjective. (botany of leaves) Having the petiole attached to the lower surface instead of the margin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Peltate

1. shaped like a shield [adj]

Medical Definition of Peltate

1. Of a leaf, having the stalk attached to the lower surface of the blade, not to the margin (also applied, in the same sense, to other stalked structures). (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peltate

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pels
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pelt of the dog
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peltate (current term)
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peltidium
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peltinerved

Literary usage of Peltate

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1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"Root producing a pyri- form irregular tuber 2-3 in. long: st. climbing, glabrous: Ivs. peltate near the base, cordate-orbicular, 5-lobed nearly or quite to ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The sporangiophores, half as numerous as the bracts, bore four pendant sporangia from their peltate tips. Some cones appear to have been homosporous and ..."

3. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"In the first place the size of the peltate lamina is very different. The ' ideal' peltate leaf would be one with a stalk attached in the middle of an almost ..."

4. The Flora of British India by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1890)
"Seeds small, winged ; testa coriaceous or tí opposite peltate at length woody scales, with 4-6 erect ovules at tho and America. hardened; cotyledons 2—4-. ..."

5. Botany of the Southern States by John Darby (1860)
"peltate, with the petiole inserted in the lamina, but not in the center of it. (Fig. ... peltate leaf. Subulate Itat Subulate, in the shape of an awl. (Fig. ..."

6. A Popular California Flora: Or Manual of Botany for Beginners. Containing by Volney Rattan (1879)
"Its elliptical, peltate, floating leaves (green above and brownish-red beneath) and its jelly-coated stems characterize it quite well enough. ..."

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