Obcordate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Obcordate Heart-shaped, with the attachment at the pointed end; inversely cordate; as, an obcordate petal or leaf.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • obcordate In natural history, inversely heartshaped; cordate, but with the broader end, with its strong notch, at the apex instead of the base.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Obcordate ob-kor′dāt (bot.) inversely heart-shaped, as a leaf.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. ob-, + cordate,

Usage

In literature:

Each petal has its tip inflexed, giving it an obcordate appearance.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891" by Various
Obcordate: inversely heart-shaped, with the point applied to the base of another object or part.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Sometimes they are umbilicate below, so that a vertical section would be obcordate.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
Pod many-seeded, obcordate-triangular, wingless.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
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