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Definition of "sagittiform" [sagittiform]

  • A botanical descriptor, applied to leaves and some animals, meaning "to have the form of an arrowhead, but lacking flaring lobes on the base". Sagittiform leaves lack divisions and subdivisions. (adjective)

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Use "sagittiform" in a sentence
  • "Turning calmly to depart, as he sinks below the crest of the hill a sagittiform bullet, fired at five hundred yards 'distance with all the science and talent purchasable with thirteen dollars a month and rations, plumps into the rump of his unhappy pony, and the Stoic of the woods is unhorsed."
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