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imparipinnate

[im-par-uh-pin-eyt]
adjective Botany.
  1. odd-pinnate.
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Origin of imparipinnate

From the New Latin word imparipinnātus, dating back to 1840–50. See impar, -i-, pinnate
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Historical Examples

  • 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

adjective
  1. (of pinnate leaves) having a terminal unpaired leafletCompare paripinnate
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