Definition of pinnatifid in English:

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Pronunciation: /pɪˈneɪtɪfɪd/
Pronunciation: /pɪˈnatɪfɪd/


(Of a leaf) pinnately divided, but not all the way down to the central axis.
Example sentences
  • The cuff bracelet is ornamented with chrysanthemums bordering a central faceted citrine and overlapping pinnatifid leaves engraved to delineate the veins.
  • The leaves are sharply serrated, never pinnate or pinnatifid, sometimes the serration is confined to the apices.


Mid 18th century: from modern Latin pinnatifidus, from Latin pinnatus 'feathered' + fid- 'cleft' (from the verb findere).

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