Pinna Pin"na, n.; pl. {Pinn[ae]}, E. {Pinnas}. [L., a feather.] 1. (Bot.) (a) A leaflet of a pinnate leaf. See Illust. of {Bipinnate leaf}, under {Bipinnate}. (b) One of the primary divisions of a decompound leaf. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) One of the divisions of a pinnate part or organ. [1913 Webster]

3. [L. pinna, akin to Gr. ?.] (Zo["o]l.) Any species of {Pinna}, a genus of large bivalve mollusks found in all warm seas. The byssus consists of a large number of long, silky fibers, which have been used in manufacturing woven fabrics, as a curiosity. [1913 Webster]

4. (Anat.) The auricle of the ear. See {Ear}. [1913 Webster]

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  • PINNAE — in avibus, extimae pennae sunt, sicut intimae plumae. Appuleius, in Floridis, Color psutaeo viridis et intimis plumulis et extimis pinnidis: ad quem locum vide Salmas. Exercit. Plin. p. 1014. E cuiusmodi pinnis Musas coronam habuisse, docet… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Pinnae — Die ungarische Stephanskrone mit pinnae (bunt), Aufsätzen auf der ringförmigen corona graeca Als pinnae (Einzahl: pinna) werden formübergreifend die auf dem Stirnreif einer Krone, speziell einer Zackenkrone aufgesetzten Zacken in Quader ,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pinnae — plural of pinna …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Pinnae — Pịnnae   [lateinisch], Zoologie: die Flossen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • pinnae — pin·na || pɪnÉ™ n. feather; wing; fin; external part of the ear, auricle (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pinnae —    The leaflets or primary division of a pinnate leaf …   Herbal-medical glossary

  • pinnae — pl. of PINNA …   Useful english dictionary

  • PINNAE Murorum — apud Statium, Theb. l. 7. v. 449. fortuito ductae quater aggere pinnae: Scholiasti veteri faestigia murorum sunt; pinnum enim antiquos acutum dixisse, auctor est Isidor. l. 11. c. 1. Servio eminentiae murorum, ad Aen. l. 4. Graece πτερὰ, et… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • pinnae abdominales — plural of pinna abdominalis …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • pinnae adiposae — plural of pinna adiposa …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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