- (of a leaf) pinnately cleft, with clefts reaching halfway or more to the midrib.
Origin of pinnatifid
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Pinnatifid: divided into feathers, as when wings are cleft nearly to the base.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
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
At the top the frond is pinnatifid, whilst the lower pinnæ are deeply cut.
The frond of the Common Polypody is cut in a pinnatifid manner.
- (of leaves) pinnately divided into lobes reaching more than halfway to the midrib
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