- made round; ring-shaped.
- Botany, Mycology. rolled up on the axis at the apex, as a leaf or fruiting body.
Origin of circinate
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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.
- 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
C19: from Latin circināre to make round, from circinus pair of compasses, from circus, see circus
- Circular; ring-shaped.
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- 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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