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Related to tripinnate: bipinnate


Having bipinnate leaflets or lobes that are themselves pinnately divided, as in the fronds of certain ferns.

tri·pin′nate′ly adv.


(traɪˈpɪnɪt; -eɪt)
(Botany) (of a bipinnate leaf) having the pinnules themselves pinnate
triˈpinnately adv


(traɪˈpɪn eɪt)

also tri•pin′nat•ed,

bipinnate, as a leaf, with the divisions also pinnate.
tri•pin′nate•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.tripinnate - (of a leaf shape) thrice pinnate
compound - composed of more than one part; "compound leaves are composed of several lobes; "compound flower heads"
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1) the frond is bipinnate which differs from all other dichotomizing medullosalean fronds that are, by contrast, tripinnate