imparipinnate

[ im-par-uh-pin-eyt ]
/ ɪmˌpær əˈpɪn eɪt /

adjective Botany.

pinnate with an odd terminal leaflet.

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Origin of imparipinnate

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

Words nearby imparipinnate

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Example sentences from the Web for imparipinnate

  • 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

(of pinnate leaves) having a terminal unpaired leafletCompare paripinnate
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