bipennate, bipenniform

Pertaining to a muscle with a central tendon toward which the fibers converge on either side like the barbs of a feather. [bi- + L. penna, feather]

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • bipennate — adj. [L. bis, two; penna, feather] Twice pinnate; bipenniform adj …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • bipenniform — adjective a) Resembling a feather on both sides b) bipennate …   Wiktionary

  • bipennate — bi·pen·nate ( )bī pen .āt adj BIPENNIFORM …   Medical dictionary

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