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Divided into parts or lobes: pinnatifid.

[Latin -fidus, from findere, fid-, to split; see bheid- in Indo-European roots.]


adj combining form
divided into parts or lobes: bifid; pinnatifid.
[from Latin -fidus, from findere to split]



n. Naut.
1. a stout bar of wood or metal placed across a lower spar to support a higher one.
2. a stout bar used to hold a running bowsprit in its extended position.
[1605–15; orig. uncertain]


a combining form meaning “having parts or lobes” of the kind specified by the initial element: bifid; pinnatifid.
[< Latin -fidus, derivative of findere to split]