pinnula

noun
pin·​nu·​la | \ ˈpinyələ \
plural pinnulae\ -​ˌlē , -​ˌlī \

Definition of pinnula

2 : a barb of a feather

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Other Words from pinnula

pinnular \ -​lə(r) \ adjective

History and Etymology for pinnula

New Latin, from Latin, small feather, small fin, from pinna feather, wing, fin, alteration of penna feather, wing

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“Pinnula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pinnula. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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