reclinate

[ rek-luh-neyt, -nit ]
/ ˈrɛk ləˌneɪt, -nɪt /

adjective

bending or curved downward.

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Origin of reclinate

1745–55; <Latin reclīnātus (past participle of reclīnāre to recline); see -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for reclinate

reclinate
/ (ˈrɛklɪˌneɪt) /

adjective

(esp of a leaf or stem) naturally curved or bent backwards so that the upper part rests on the ground

Word Origin for reclinate

C18: from Latin reclīnātus bent back
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