SYN: pennate. [L. penna, feather, + forma, form]

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pen·ni·form 'pen-i-.fȯrm adj PENNATE

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pen·ni·form (penґĭ-form) [L. penna feather + form] shaped like a feather; looking like a feather.

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  • Penniform — Pen ni*form, a. [L. penna feather + form: cf. F. penniforme.] Having the form of a feather or plume. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • penniform — adjective Feather shaped Penniform symbols were inscribed on the wall of the cave …   Wiktionary

  • penniform — bi·penniform; …   English syllables

  • penniform — feather shaped Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • penniform — pennˈiform adjective Feather shaped • • • Main Entry: ↑penna …   Useful english dictionary

  • semipenniform — Penniform on one side. See semipennate muscle. * * * semi·pen·ni·form (sem″e penґĭ form) penniform on one side; said of a muscle the fibers of which are attached to one side of the tendon …   Medical dictionary

  • pennate muscle — penniform muscle musculus pennatus …   Medical dictionary

  • pennate — Feathered; resembling a feather. SYN: penniform. [L. pennatus, fr. penna, feather] * * * 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 * * * …   Medical dictionary

  • Semipenniform — Sem i*pen ni*form (s[e^]m [i^]*p[e^]n n[i^]*f[^o]rm), a. (Anat.) Half or partially penniform; as, a semipenniform muscle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pennate muscle — A pennate muscle (also called a penniform muscle) is a muscle with fascicles that attach obliquely to its tendon. These types of muscles generally allow better stabilization and force production but less flexibility.Individual muscle fibers are… …   Wikipedia

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