pennate

adjective
pen·​nate | \ ˈpe-ˌnāt How to pronounce pennate (audio) \

Definition of pennate

: of, relating to, or being usually elongate bilaterally symmetrical diatoms of an order (Pennales) having a raphe or a similar structure

First Known Use of pennate

1938, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pennate

irregular from New Latin Pennales

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“Pennate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pennate. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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pennate

adjective
pen·​nate | \ ˈpen-ˌāt How to pronounce pennate (audio) \

Medical Definition of pennate

: having a structure like that of a feather especially : being a muscle in which fibers extend obliquely from either side of a central tendon

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