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  • Hastate — Has tate (h[a^]s t[asl]t), Hastated Has ta*ted (h[=a]s t[asl]*t[e^]d), a. [L. hastatus, fr. hasta spear. Cf. {Gad}, n.] Shaped like the head of a halberd; triangular, with the basal angles or lobes spreading; as, a hastate leaf. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hastate — [has′tāt΄] adj. [L hastatus < hasta, a spear < IE base * g̑hasto a rod, shaft > YARD1] having a triangular shape like a spearhead, as some leaves …   English World dictionary

  • hastate — adjective Etymology: New Latin hastatus, from Latin hasta spear more at yard Date: 1788 1. triangular with sharp basal lobes spreading away from the base of the petiole < hastate leaves > see leaf illustration 2. shaped like a spear or the head… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hastate — spear shaped …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • hastate — adj. [L. hasta, spear] 1. Triangular or spear shaped with the base diverging on each side into an acute lobe. 2. (PORIFERA) Pertaining to spicules of uniform diameter coming to an abrupt, sharp point …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • hastate — hastately, adv. /has tayt/, adj. Bot. (of a leaf) triangular or shaped like an arrow, with two spreading lobes at the base. [1780 90; < L hastatus armed with a spear, equiv. to hast(a) spear + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hastate — adjective /ˈhæsteɪt/ a) Of, or pertaining to a spear. b) Shaped similarly to a halberd, with pointed lobes pointed outward from the base …   Wiktionary

  • hastate — adj. in the shape of an arrowhead; of leaf shape (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hastate — [ hasteɪt] adjective Botany (of a leaf) having a narrow triangular shape like that of a spearhead. Origin C18: from L. hastatus, from hasta spear …   English new terms dictionary

  • hastate — a.; (also hastated) (Bot.) Spear shaped …   New dictionary of synonyms

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