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Meaning of pinnate

pin•nate

Pronunciation: (pin'āt, -it), [key]
— adj.
  1. resembling a feather, as in construction or arrangement; having parts arranged on each side of a common axis: a pinnate branch; pinnate trees.
  2. (of a leaf&hasp;) having leaflets or primary divisions arranged on each side of a common stalk.
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