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pinnatisect

[pi-nat-uh-sekt]
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adjective Botany.
  1. (of a leaf) divided in a pinnate manner.
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Origin of pinnatisect

1855–60; pinnati- + -sect
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Examples from the Web for pinnatisect

Historical Examples

  • Pinnatifid, Pinnatisect, same as pinnately cleft and pinnately parted, 56.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

  • With the Compositæ, swarms of small Cruciferæ occur; that with purple flowers and pinnatisect leaves being the most common.


British Dictionary definitions for pinnatisect

pinnatisect

adjective
  1. (of leaves) pinnately divided almost to the midrib but not into separate leaflets
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