binate

[bahy-neyt]
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Origin of binate

1800–10; < New Latin bīnātus, apparently extracted from Late Latin combīnātus yoked together. See bin-, -ate1
Related formsbi·nate·ly, adverb
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binate

adjective
  1. botany occurring in two parts or in pairsbinate leaves
Derived Formsbinately, adverb

Word Origin for binate

C19: from New Latin bīnātus, probably from Latin combīnātus united
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Word Origin and History for binate
adj.

"double," 1807, from Latin bini "two by two, twofold, two apiece" (see binary) + -ate (2).

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