bipinnate adj : of a leaf shape; having doubly pinnate leaflets (as ferns)
Usage notesNot to be confused with bifoliate.
Pinnate is a term used to describe feather-like or multi-divided features arising from both sides of a common axis in plant or animal structures, and comes from the Latin word pinna for "feather". A similar term is pectinate, which refers to a comb-like arrangement of parts (arising from one side of an axis). The term contrasts somewhat with palmate, in which the parts or structures radiate out from a common point.
- The fish, Platax pinnatus, is known as the pinnate spadefish or pinnate batfish.
bipinnate in Spanish: Pinnado