ju·gate (jgāt′, -gĭt)
1. Relating to a pinnate leaf with leaflets in pairs. Often used in combination: trijugate leaves.
2. Appearing as a pair of overlapping profiles that face the same direction. Used of busts or heads on the face of a coin.
A campaign button with portraits of both the presidential and vice-presidential candidates.
[Latin iugātus, past participle of iugāre, to join, from iugum, yoke; see yeug- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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