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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.’
Mid 18th century: from Latin sagitta ‘arrow’ + -ate.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.