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 (păr′ĭ-pĭn′āt, -ĭt)
adj. Botany
Pinnately compound without a terminal leaflet: paripinnate leaves.

[Latin pār, par-, equal, a pair + pinnate.]


(Botany) (of pinnate leaves) having an even number of leaflets and no terminal leaflet. Compare imparipinnate
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Adj.1.paripinnate - (of a leaf shape) pinnate with a pair of leaflets at the apex
compound - composed of more than one part; "compound leaves are composed of several lobes; "compound flower heads"
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generally few (2-15), paripinnate. Petioles with stipules, smooth or
This would cover, basically, the spectrum of known bifurcate-pinnate and semipinnate fronds with imparipinnate foliage (Laveine 1997), but not the pseudopinnate frond with paripinnate foliage (e.g., linopterids).