Origin of pennateClassical Latin pennatus, winged ; from penna, quill, wing: see pen
- Having feathers or wings.
- Having elongate, bilaterally symmetrical valves. Used of diatoms.
- Resembling a feather. Used especially of a muscle whose fibers extend obliquely from a tendon.
Origin of pennateLatin pennatus, from penna, feather; see pet- in Indo-European roots.
- (sciences) Having a feather-like shape
From Latin pennatus