Pennate Definition

Webster's New World
Having feathers or wings.
American Heritage Medicine
Having elongate, bilaterally symmetrical valves. Used of diatoms.
American Heritage
Resembling a feather. Used especially of a muscle whose fibers extend obliquely from a tendon.
American Heritage Medicine

Origin of Pennate

  • Latin pennātus from penna feather pet- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin pennatus

    From Wiktionary

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