winged; feathered.

Often pen·nat·ed.

Origin of pennate

From the Latin word pennātus, dating back to 1695–1705. See penna, -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for pennate

feathered, fleet, wounded, fast, sublime, elevated, lofty, rapid, swift, alar, alate

British Dictionary definitions for pennate



adjective biology

having feathers, wings, or winglike structures
another word for pinnate

Word Origin for pennate

C19: from Latin pennātus, from penna wing
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pennate in Medicine




Having feathers or wings.
Resembling a feather.
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