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pinnate

  
, pinnated  
      adj  
1    like a feather in appearance  
2    (of compound leaves) having the leaflets growing opposite each other in pairs on either side of the stem  
     (C18: from Latin pinnatus, from pinna feather)  
  pinnately      adv  
  pinnation      n  


odd-pinnate  
      adj   (of a plant leaf) pinnate with a single leaflet at the apex  
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