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noun as in feather

noun as in fin

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noun as in leaflet

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A marked difference is noted in the size of the pinna of the ear in the various species.

He says that Tarentine muslins, woven from the filaments of the pinna dipped in the dye of the murex, rivalled those of Cos.

The fronds commonly fruit very fully, even the lowest pinna bearing sporangia.

The terminal pinna of the frond and the terminal segments of the pinnæ are considerably longer than the others.

They are found in an oyster which is something like the pinna, only less.


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On this page you'll find 27 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pinna, such as: fringe, plume, calamus, crest, down, and fin.

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