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bipinnate

[bahy-pin-eyt]
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adjective Botany.
  1. pinnate, as a leaf, with the divisions also pinnate.

Origin of bipinnate

From the New Latin word bipinnātus, dating back to 1785–95. See bi-1, pinnate
Related formsbi·pin·nate·ly, adverb
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bipinnate

adjective
  1. (of pinnate leaves) having the leaflets themselves divided into smaller leaflets
Derived Formsbipinnately, adverb
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bipinnate in Science

bipinnate

[bī-pĭnāt′]
  1. 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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