Definition of Pinnatifid

1. Adjective. (of a leaf shape) cleft nearly to the midrib in broad divisions not separated into distinct leaflets.

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Definition of Pinnatifid

1. a. Divided in a pinnate manner, with the divisions not reaching to the midrib.

Definition of Pinnatifid

1. Adjective. (botany of leaves) Having lobes with incisions that extend less than half-way toward the midrib. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pinnatifid

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Pinnatifid

1. Cut deeply into lobes that are spaced out along the main stem (of the leaf). Compare: palmatifid. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pinnatifid

pinna nasi
pinnable
pinnace
pinnaces
pinnacle
pinnacled
pinnacles
pinnacling
pinnae
pinnal
pinnas
pinnate
pinnate leaf
pinnated
pinnately
pinnatifid (current term)
pinnatilobate
pinnation
pinnations
pinnatipartite
pinnatiped
pinnatipeds
pinnatisect
pinned
pinner
pinners
pinnet
pinnets
pinnie
pinnies

Literary usage of Pinnatifid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"... dentate, or pinnatifid: fls. in the type deep rose, with the large middle segm. of the upper up orange except at the tip; ..."

2. The New American Botanist and Florist: Including Lessons in the Structure by Alphonso Wood (1889)
"When the segments of a pinnatifid leaf are pointed and curved backward, ... When the terminal segment of a pinnatifid leaf is orbicular in figure and larger ..."

3. Manual of the Flora of Jackson County, Missouri by Kenneth Kent Mackenzie, Benjamin Franklin Bush (1902)
"2°-6° high: leaves deeply pinnatifid, dentate : pods narrowly linear, 6'' long, smooth, on pedicels 2"-4" long, appressed in fruit.—Abundant in waste places ..."

4. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn Jepson (1911)
"... for the most part pinnatifid. or the lowest pinnately parted: flowers Leaves coarsely toothed or some pinnatifid or entire: flowers white or yellowish. ..."

5. Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States by Asa Gray (1859)
"Low and stemless perennials, with toothed or pinnatifid ... Leaves more or less pinnatifid ; scape branched ; peduncles thickened at the summit and ..."

6. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"... with soft, deciduous hair-like scales ; segments coarsely serrate or pinnatifid, on spore- bearing Ivs. N. Zealand. ..."

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