palmate, a. [L. palmatus marked with the palm of a hand, from palma the palm of the hand.].
Having the shape of the hand; resembling a hand with the fingers spread. [1913 Webster]
Spreading from the apex of a petiole, as the divisions of a leaf, or leaflets, so as to resemble the hand with outspread fingers. Gray. [1913 Webster]
Having the anterior toes united by a web, as in most swimming birds; webbed. See Illust. (i)
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