adjective Date: 1760 twice pinnatebipinnately adverb

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  • Bipinnate — Bi*pin nate, Bipinnated Bi*pin na*ted, a. [Pref. bi + pinnate; cf. F. bipinn[ e]. Cf. {Bipennate}.] Twice pinnate. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bipinnate — [bī pin′āt΄, bī pin′it] adj. having pinnate leaflets on stems that grow opposite each other on a main stem; twice pinnate: see LEAF bipinnately adv …   English World dictionary

  • bipinnate — bipinnately, adv. /buy pin ayt/, adj. Bot. pinnate, as a leaf, with the divisions also pinnate. [1785 95; < NL bipinnatus. See BI 1, PINNATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • bipinnate — adjective Pinnate and having leaflet that are themselves pinnate …   Wiktionary

  • bipinnate — [bʌɪ pɪneɪt] adjective Botany (of a pinnate leaf) having leaflets that are further subdivided in a pinnate arrangement …   English new terms dictionary

  • bipinnate —   Twice pinnate; of a compound leaf having both first order and second order divisions, i.e. pinnae and pinnules, e.g. both Bowenia species and some Cycas species.   See also multipinnate …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • bipinnate — bi·pinnate …   English syllables

  • bipinnate — bi•pin•nate [[t]baɪˈpɪn eɪt[/t]] adj. bot twice pinnate • Etymology: 1785–95; < NL bipinnātus. See bi I, pinnate bi•pin′nate•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • bipinnate — /baɪˈpɪneɪt/ (say buy pinayt), / ət/ (say uht) adjective pinnate, as a leaf, with the divisions also pinnate …   Australian English dictionary

  • bipinnate —    A pinnate compound leaf whose leaflets, in turn, are stems that have pinnate leaflets …   Herbal-medical glossary

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