Definition of sagittate in English:

sagittate

adjective

Zoology Botany
  • Shaped like an arrowhead.

    • ‘Ediacaran fossils are represented by Charnia, a sagittate fossil reaching up to 0.6 m in length.’
    • ‘Although M. friedrichstahlii Rchb. f. (‘M. lactea’ alliance) also has a strap-like tegula, it has a very distinctive viscidium that is remarkable for its sagittate format and rigid texture.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Latin sagitta ‘arrow’ + -ate.

Pronunciation

sagittate

/ˈsajəˌtāt/