Definition of Pinna

1. Noun. Division of a usually pinnately divided leaf.

Exact synonyms: Pinnule
Generic synonyms: Leaflet



2. Noun. The externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear.
Exact synonyms: Auricle, Ear
Terms within: Ear Lobe, Earlobe, Tragus
Group relationships: External Ear, Outer Ear
Specialized synonyms: Cauliflower Ear
Generic synonyms: Cartilaginous Structure
Derivative terms: Auricular, Auriculate

Definition of Pinna

1. n. A leaflet of a pinnate leaf. See Illust. of Bipinnate leaf, under Bipinnate.

Definition of Pinna

1. Noun. (anatomy) The visible part of the ear that resides outside of the head, the auricle. ¹

2. Noun. (botany) A leaflet or primary segment of a pinnate compound leaf. ¹

3. Noun. (zoology) A feather, wing, fin, or other similar appendage. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pinna

1. a feather, wing, or winglike part [n -NAE or -NAS]

Medical Definition of Pinna

1. A primary segment of the blade of a compound leaf. (09 Oct 1997)

Pinna Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pinna

pinkos
pinkroot
pinkroots
pinks
pinkskin
pinkskins
pinkster
pinkwash
pinkwashed
pinkwashes
pinkwashing
pinky
pinledge
pinless
pinlike
pinna (current term)
pinna nasi
pinnable
pinnace
pinnaces
pinnacle
pinnacled
pinnacles
pinnacling
pinnae
pinnal
pinnas
pinnate
pinnate leaf
pinnated

Literary usage of Pinna

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"Or the pinna may present a congenital fistula which is due to defective ... Deposits of urate of soda are often met with in the pinna in gouty subjects. ..."

2. The History of Silk, Cotton, Linen, Wool, and Other Fibrous Substances by Clinton G. Gilroy (1845)
"ce of the pinna—St. Basil's account—Fibres of the pinna not manufactured into cloth at Tarentum in ancient times, but in India—Diving for the pinna at Col- ..."

3. Contributions to the Knowledge of the Older Mesozoic Flora of Virginia by William Morris Fontaine (1883)
"Portion of a compound fertile pinna, showing the diminution in number of the sori ... Portion of the upper part of a compound sterile pinna showing uncommon ..."

4. An Elementary Latin Dictionary by Charlton Thomas Lewis, Hugh Macmaster Kingery (1918)
"[ 1 pinna ], feathered, plumed, ringed (often confounded with pennatus): lovis ... [pinna], a little wing, pinion. ..."

5. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1903)
"Auricle or pinna. — Before dissecting the auricle, it is well to learn the names of its various parts, and note the position which they hold in relation to ..."

6. An Elementary Latin Dictionary by Charlton Thomas Lewis, Hugh Macmaster Kingery (1918)
"bearing : caput, O. 1. pinna, ae,/. [SPI-], a feather. ... L( of flight, V. : pinna veras daré notas, O.—An "• row: olor ..."

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