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pin·nate

 (pĭn′āt′)
adj.
Resembling a feather in having parts or branches arranged on each side of a common axis: pinnate leaves; pinnate gills.

[Latin pinnātus, feathered, from pinna, feather; see pet- in Indo-European roots.]

pin′nate′ly adv.
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pinnate

(ˈpɪneɪt; ˈpɪnɪt) or

pinnated

adj
1. (Zoology) like a feather in appearance
2. (Botany) (of compound leaves) having the leaflets growing opposite each other in pairs on either side of the stem
[C18: from Latin pinnātus, from pinna feather]
ˈpinnately adv
pinˈnation n
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pin•nate

(ˈpɪn eɪt, -ɪt)

also pin′nat•ed,



adj.
1. resembling a feather, as in construction or arrangement; having parts arranged on each side of a common axis: a pinnate branch.
2. (of a leaf) having leaflets or primary divisions arranged on each side of a common stalk.
[1695–1705; < Latin pinnātus feathered, winged. See pinna, -ate1]
pin′nate•ly, adv.
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pin·nate

(pĭn′āt′)
Having parts or divisions arranged on each side of a common axis in the manner of a feather. Ash, hickory, and walnut trees have pinnate leaves.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pinnate - (of a leaf shape) featherlike; having leaflets on each side of a common axis
compound - composed of more than one part; "compound leaves are composed of several lobes; "compound flower heads"
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Translations

pinnate

adj (Bot) → gefiedert
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