resupinate

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

Origin of resupinate

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

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
Derived Formsresupination, noun

Word Origin for resupinate

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