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Meaning of PINNATE

Pronunciation:  'pineyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  of a leaf shape; featherlike; having leaflets on each side of a common axis
 

PINNATE is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: compound, pinnated
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pin"nate\, Pinnated \Pin"na*ted\, a. [L. pinnatus
feathered, fr. pinna a feather. See {Pin} a peg, {Pen}
feather.]
1. (Bot.) Consisting of several leaflets, or separate
   portions, arranged on each side of a common petiole, as
   the leaves of a rosebush, a hickory, or an ash. See
   {Abruptly pinnate}, and Illust., under {Abruptly}.

2. (Zo["o]l.) Having a winglike tuft of long feathers on each
   side of the neck.

{Pinnated grouse} (Zo["o]l.), the prairie chicken.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Divided into pinnae; once-compound. Compare bipinnate, tripinnate.
 

 

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