imparipinnate

[ im-par-uh-pin-eyt ]

adjectiveBotany.
  1. pinnate with an odd terminal leaflet.

Origin of imparipinnate

1
From the New Latin word imparipinnātus, dating back to 1840–50. See impar, -i-, pinnate
  • Also odd-pin·nate [od-pin-eyt, -it] /ˈɒdˈpɪn eɪt, -ɪt/ .

Words Nearby imparipinnate

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How to use imparipinnate in a sentence

  • The light, mossy-green leaves are imparipinnate, the leaflets ovate-repand, and they are rough on the under surface.

    Fruits of the Hawaiian Islands | Gerrit Parmile Wilder

British Dictionary definitions for imparipinnate

imparipinnate

/ (ˌɪmpærɪˈpɪneɪt, -ˈpɪnɪt) /


adjective
  1. (of pinnate leaves) having a terminal unpaired leaflet: Compare paripinnate

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