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pin·na

 (pĭn′ə)
n. pl. pin·nae (pĭn′ē) or pin·nas
1. Botany A leaflet or primary division of a pinnately compound leaf.
2. Zoology A feather, wing, fin, or similar appendage.
3. Anatomy See auricle.

[Latin, feather; see pet- in Indo-European roots.]

pin′nal adj.

pinna

(ˈpɪnə)
n, pl -nae (-niː) or -nas
1. (Botany) any leaflet of a pinnate compound leaf
2. (Zoology) zoology a feather, wing, fin, or similarly shaped part
3. (Anatomy) another name for auricle2
[C18: via New Latin from Latin: wing, feather, fin]

pin•na

(ˈpɪn ə)

n., pl. pin•nae (ˈpɪn i)
pin•nas.
1. a primary division of a pinnate leaf.
2.
a. a feather, wing, or winglike part.
b. a fin or flipper.
3. the visible portion of the ear that projects from the head.
[1660–70; < Latin: feather, wing, fin]
pin′nal, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pinna - division of a usually pinnately divided leafpinna - division of a usually pinnately divided leaf
leaflet - part of a compound leaf
2.pinna - the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external earpinna - the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear
ear lobe, earlobe - the fleshy pendulous part of the external human ear
external ear, outer ear - the part of the ear visible externally
tragus - a small cartilaginous flap in front of the external opening of the ear
cauliflower ear - an auricle deformed by injury; common among boxers
cartilaginous structure - body structure given shape by cartilage
Translations

pin·na

n. L. pinna, pabellón de la oreja.
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On analuusitud voimalusi lahendada pindaktiivsete ainete poolt mere pinnal moodustatud kilede isoterme kuupfunktsiooniga.
Markimisvaarsed harmooniad ja dissonantsid tekkisid pigem individuaalsel pinnal.
Based on current thought, the body of each conventional thelodont taxon is covered by particular types (morphotypes) of the scales: rostral, cephalo-pectoral, postpectoral, precaudal and pinnal scales.
Korraparased ringjooned kummitud mummudega kaunistatud horisontaalsel aarisel ja kupa pinnal osutavad too loppjargus toimunud treimisele.
We report a case of pinnal neurofibroma in which the primary complaint was otitis externa; hearing loss and cosmetic deformity were also present.