Definition of bigeminate in English:

bigeminate

adjective

  • 1Botany
    rare Botany. Of a leaf: having a petiole that branches dichotomously, especially with a single pair of leaflets on each secondary petiole; biconjugate. Now rare.

  • 2Zoology
    Consisting of or occurring in pairs or two pairs; consisting of two similar parts; (Zoology) (in echinoderms) designating ambulacral pores arranged in two pairs; having such pores.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in Chambers's Cyclopaedia. From bi- + geminate, in sense 1 after scientific Latin bigeminatus.

Pronunciation

bigeminate

/bʌɪˈdʒɛmɪnət/