resupinate

[ ri-soo-puh-neyt, -nit ]

adjective
  1. bent backward.

  2. Botany. inverted; appearing as if upside down.

Origin of resupinate

1
1770–80; <Latin resupīnātus bent backward, turned back (past participle of resupīnāre), equivalent to re-re- + supīn- (see supine) + -ātus-ate1

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resupinate

/ (rɪˈsjuːpɪnɪt) /


adjective
  1. botany (of plant parts, esp the flowers of many orchids) reversed or inverted in position, so as to appear to be upside down

Origin of resupinate

1
C18: from Latin resupīnātus bent back, from resupīnāre, from re- + supīnāre to place on the back; see supine

Derived forms of resupinate

  • resupination, noun

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