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pinnula

[pin-yuh-luh] /ˈpɪn yə lə/
noun, plural pinnulae
[pin-yuh-lee] /ˈpɪn yəˌli/ (Show IPA)
1.
a pinnule.
2.
a barb of a feather.
Origin of pinnula
1740-1750
1740-50; < Latin, diminutive of pinna pinna; see -ule
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