- (of a leaf) pinnately cleft, with clefts reaching halfway or more to the midrib.
Origin of pinnatifid
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Pinnatifid: divided into feathers, as when wings are cleft nearly to the base.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Medium-sized, fronds thin, oblong-lanceolate, 2-3 pinnate or pinnatifid.How to Know the Ferns
Frances Theodora Parsons
Laciniata, leaves oblong and pinnatifid, with the lobes acute.Woodland Gleanings
The frond of the Common Polypody is cut in a pinnatifid manner.
At the top the frond is pinnatifid, whilst the lower pinnæ are deeply cut.
- (of leaves) pinnately divided into lobes reaching more than halfway to the midrib
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