- bent backward.
- Botany. inverted; appearing as if upside down.
Origin of resupinate
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Resupinate, inverted, or appearing as if upside down, or reversed.The Elements of Botany
Resupinate, spread over the matrix, the fruiting surface external and the pileus next the wood.Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.
George Francis Atkinson
When growing under the log the upper side of the cap is against the wood and it is said to be resupinate.
It is resupinate, the cap being beautifully zoned as you see in Figure 351.
This is a very small plant, resupinate, membranaceous, and it is so named because of the milk-white color underneath.
- botany (of plant parts, esp the flowers of many orchids) reversed or inverted in position, so as to appear to be upside down
C18: from Latin resupīnātus bent back, from resupīnāre, from re- + supīnāre to place on the back; see supine