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bipinnate

[bahy-pin-eyt] /baɪˈpɪn eɪt/
adjective, Botany
1.
pinnate, as a leaf, with the divisions also pinnate.
Origin
1785-1795
1785-95; < Neo-Latin bipinnātus. See bi-1, pinnate
Related forms
bipinnately, adverb
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Examples from the web for bipinnate
  • In bipinnate muscles this lateral pull is counterbalanced.
  • The leaves are alternately arranged along the stem and are bipinnate.
  • The leaves are alternate, bipinnate, and have petioles.
British Dictionary definitions for bipinnate

bipinnate

/baɪˈpɪnˌeɪt/
adjective
1.
(of pinnate leaves) having the leaflets themselves divided into smaller leaflets
Derived Forms
bipinnately, adverb
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bipinnate in Science
bipinnate
  (bī-pĭn'āt')   

Relating to compound leaves that grow opposite each other on a larger stem; twice-compound or twice-pinnate. Bipinnate leaves have a feathery appearance. The acacia, coffeetree, and silktree have bipinnate leaves.
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