/pin"yeuh leuh/, n., pl. pinnulae /-lee'/.
1. a pinnule.
2. a barb of a feather.
[1740-50; < L, dim. of pinna PINNA; see -ULE]

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  • pinnula — {{hw}}{{pinnula}}{{/hw}}s. f. Ciascuna delle piccole pinne che si trovano dietro la pinna dorsale e anale di certi pesci …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • pinnula — pin·nu·la …   English syllables

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