pinnate definition

  • adjective:
    • Resembling a feather; having components or branches organized on each part of a typical axis: a polyp with a pinnate form; pinnate leaves.
    • Resembling a feather.
    • Having two rows of branches, lobes, leaflets, or veins arranged for each part of a standard axis
    • composed of a few leaflets, or separate portions, organized on each side of a standard petiole, whilst the leaves of a rosebush, a hickory, or an ash. See Abruptly pinnate, and Illust., under abruptly.
    • Having a winglike tuft of long feathers for each region of the neck.
    • (of a leaf shape) featherlike; having leaflets on each side of a typical axis
  • others:
    • formed like a feather, or resembling a feather in construction.
    • In zoology:
    • Feathered; pinnated.
    • supplied with a pinna or pinnæ; having wings, fins, or comparable components.

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