- (of a leaf) divided in a pinnate manner.
Origin of pinnatisect
1855–60; pinnati- + -sect
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Pinnatifid, Pinnatisect, same as pinnately cleft and pinnately parted, 56.The Elements of Botany
With the Compositæ, swarms of small Cruciferæ occur; that with purple flowers and pinnatisect leaves being the most common.
- (of leaves) pinnately divided almost to the midrib but not into separate leaflets
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