Feathered; resembling a feather. SYN: penniform. [L. pennatus, fr. penna, feather]

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pen·nate 'pen-.āt adj having a structure like that of a feather esp being a muscle in which fibers extend obliquely from either side of a central tendon

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pen·nate (penґāt) penniform.

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  • Pennate — is used to mean winged , feathered or simply shaped like a wing . The latter definition is sometimes used to describe plant leaf morphology (see lanceolate).Pennate diatoms are bilaterally symmetrical, and belong to the order Pennales …   Wikipedia

  • Pennate — Pen nate, Pennated Pen na*ted, a. [L. pennatus feathered, winged, from penna feather, wing.] 1. Winged; plume shaped. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Same as {Pinnate}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pennate — [pen′āt΄] adj. [L pennatus, winged < penna, quill, wing: see PEN2] Bot. PINNATE …   English World dictionary

  • pennate — adjective Etymology: irregular from New Latin Pennales Date: 1938 of, relating to, or being usually elongate bilaterally symmetrical diatoms of an order (Pennales) having a raphe or a similar structure …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pennate — /pen ayt/, adj. winged; feathered. Also, pennated. [1695 1705; < L pennatus. See PENNA, ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • pennate — adjective Having a feather like shape …   Wiktionary

  • pennate — adj. winged; feathered …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pennate — [ pɛnət] adjective Botany (of a diatom) bilaterally symmetrical. Compare with centric. Origin C19: from L. pennatus feathered, winged …   English new terms dictionary

  • pennate — pen·nate …   English syllables

  • pennate — /ˈpɛneɪt/ (say penayt) adjective winged; feathered. {Latin pennātus winged} …   Australian English dictionary

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