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resupinate

[ ri-soo-puh-neyt, -nit ]
/ rɪˈsu pəˌneɪt, -nɪt /
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adjective
bent backward.
Botany. inverted; appearing as if upside down.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for resupinate

resupinate
/ (rɪˈsjuːpɪnɪt) /

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

Derived forms of resupinate

resupination, 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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