pennate

adjective pen·nate \ ˈpe-ˌnāt \

Definition of pennate

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

Origin and Etymology of pennate

irregular from New Latin Pennales


Medical Dictionary

pennate

adjective pen·nate \ ˈpen-ˌāt \

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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