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pennate

[pen-eyt] /ˈpɛn eɪt/
adjective
1.
winged; feathered.
Often, pennated.
Origin of pennate
1695-1705
From the Latin word pennātus, dating back to 1695-1705. See penna, -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for pennate

pennate

/ˈpɛneɪt/
adjective (biology)
1.
having feathers, wings, or winglike structures
2.
another word for pinnate
Word Origin
C19: from Latin pennātus, from penna wing
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pennate in Medicine

pennate pen·nate (pěn'āt')
adj.

  1. Having feathers or wings.

  2. Resembling a feather.

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