[ sur-suh-neyt ]
/ ˈsɜr səˌneɪt /
made round; ring-shaped.
Botany, Mycology. rolled up on the axis at the apex, as a leaf or fruiting body.
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Origin of circinate
OTHER WORDS FROM circinatecir·ci·nate·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for circinate
Scorpioid or Scorpioidal, curved or circinate at the end, 77.
Most Ferns are circinate in the bud; that is, are rolled up in the manner shown in Fig. 197.
British Dictionary definitions for circinate
/ (ˈsɜːsɪˌneɪt) /
botany (of part of a plant, such as a young fern) coiled so that the tip is at the centre
anatomy resembling a ring or a circle
Derived forms of circinatecircinately, adverb
Word Origin for circinate
C19: from Latin circināre to make round, from circinus pair of compasses, from circus, see circus
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Medical definitions for circinate
[ sûr′sə-nāt′ ]
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Scientific definitions for circinate
[ sûr′sə-nāt′ ]
Rolled up in the form of a coil with the tip in the center, as an unexpanded fern frond. See more at vernation.
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