Difference between lobe and pinnatifid




  1. (anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part
  2. a rounded projection that is part of a larger structure
  3. (botany) a part into which a leaf is divided
  4. the enhanced response of an antenna in a given direction as indicated by a loop in its radiation pattern


Lobefins today have dwindled to the lungfishes and the coelacanths ‘dwindled’ as ‘fish’, that is, but mightily expanded on land: we land vertebrates are aberrant lungfish.

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In the toad and in the dog, adrenalectomy diminishes but does not suppress the diabetogenic effect of the anterior lobe extract, which can be obtained in adrenalectomized dogs, in which the pancreas has been surgically reduced, and which are kept alive by treatment with desoxycorticosterone and salt or even with sodium chloride alone.

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


Other plants used for this purpose are Alismatis orientale, Crataegus pinnatifida, Polygonatum multiflorum and Cassia obtusifolia.

Pinnules lanceolate, strongly decurrent so that the pinnæ are merely pinnatifid.

This is to pedate, what pinnatifid is to pinnate: the parts of the leaf not being feparate; but con - nected, as in the feet of water fowl.

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