pinnate

adjective pin·nate \ ˈpi-ˌnāt \

Definition of pinnate

:resembling a feather especially in having similar parts arranged on opposite sides of an axis like the barbs on the rachis of a feather
  • a pinnate leaf
— see leaf illustration

pinnately

adverb

Origin and Etymology of pinnate

New Latin pinnatus, from Latin, feathered, from pinna feather, wing, fin


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