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or bi·pec·ti·nat·ed

[bahy-pek-tuh-neyt or bahy-pek-tuh-ney-tid]
adjective Zoology, Botany.
  1. having both margins toothed like a comb, as the antennae of certain moths.
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Origin of bipectinate

First recorded in 1830–40; bi-1 + pectinate
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Examples from the Web for bipectinate

Historical Examples of bipectinate

  • Bipectinate: antennae having comb-like teeth or processes on Beach side of each joint.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

  • Bipectinate with the branches on each side alternately long and short.

  • Spire of shell much reduced; two bipectinate ctenidia, the right being the smaller; no operculum.