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pinnatifid

[pi-nat-uh-fid] /pɪˈnæt ə fɪd/
adjective, Botany.
1.
(of a leaf) pinnately cleft, with clefts reaching halfway or more to the midrib.
Origin of pinnatifid
1745-1755
From the New Latin word pinnātifidus, dating back to 1745-55. See pinnati-, -fid
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Examples from the Web for pinnatifid
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  • pinnatifid: divided into feathers, as when wings are cleft nearly to the base.

  • Medium-sized, fronds thin, oblong-lanceolate, 2-3 pinnate or pinnatifid.

    How to Know the Ferns Frances Theodora Parsons
  • Laciniata, leaves oblong and pinnatifid, with the lobes acute.

    Woodland Gleanings Charles Tilt
  • The frond of the Common Polypody is cut in a pinnatifid manner.

    How to Know the Ferns S. Leonard Bastin
  • At the top the frond is pinnatifid, whilst the lower pinnæ are deeply cut.

    How to Know the Ferns S. Leonard Bastin
  • pinnatifid, Pinnatisect, same as pinnately cleft and pinnately parted, 56.

  • Pinnæ lanceolate, pinnatifid, the lowest pairs gradually shorter and deflexed.

    The Fern Lover's Companion George Henry Tilton
  • Primary pinnæ in outline like the frond; the secondary, pinnatifid into oblong and obtuse, cut-toothed lobes.

    The Fern Lover's Companion George Henry Tilton
  • The lowest one or two pairs of pinnæ are twice pinnatifid in the largest specimens, but more commonly but once pinnatifid.

    Beautiful Ferns Daniel Cady Eaton
  • It is a well-marked variety; readily distinguished by the length of the leaf-stalks, and the pinnatifid character of the leaves.

British Dictionary definitions for pinnatifid

pinnatifid

/pɪˈnætɪfɪd/
adjective
1.
(of leaves) pinnately divided into lobes reaching more than halfway to the midrib
Derived Forms
pinnatifidly, adverb
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