(?), n. (Chem.) A salt of palmic acid; a ricinoleate. [Obsoles.]
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(?), } a. [L. palmatus marked with the palm of a hand, from palma the palm of the hand.]
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1. Having the shape of the hand; resembling a hand with the fingers spread.
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2. (Bot.) 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.
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3. (Zol.) (a) Having the anterior toes united by a web, as in most swimming birds; webbed. See Illust. (i) under Aves. (b) Having the distal portion broad, flat, and more or less divided into lobes; -- said of certain corals, antlers, etc.
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