noun, plural pin·nae [pin-ee] /ˈpɪn i/, pin·nas.
- a feather, wing, or winglike part.
- a fin or flipper.
Origin of pinna
Related Words for pinnabrochure, pamphlet, flier, handout, handbill, plume, fringe, hand, vane, appendage, stabilizer, flipper, airfoil, circular, tract, shaft, fluff, crest, down, spike
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Historical Examples of pinna
Pinna bullata, Swainson (Fig. 168), is also a well-known species.The Ocean World:
Gloves have been made from the byssal fibers of Pinna mixed with silk.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide
Augusta Foote Arnold
They are found in an oyster which is something like the pinna, only less.
Pinna, a primary division with its leaflets of a bipinnate or tripinnate leaf.The Elements of Botany
It is covered by the auricular muscles, and by the base of the pinna of the ear.Artistic Anatomy of Animals