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(Botany) botany occurring in two parts or in pairs: binate leaves.
[C19: from New Latin bīnātus, probably from Latin combīnātus united]
ˈbiˌnately adv


(ˈbaɪ neɪt)

adj. Bot.
produced or borne in pairs.
[1800–10; < New Latin bīnātus; see bin-, -ate 1]
bi′nate•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.binate - growing in two parts or in pairsbinate - growing in two parts or in pairs; "binate leaves"
compound - composed of more than one part; "compound leaves are composed of several lobes; "compound flower heads"
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