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circinate

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adjective cir·ci·nate \ˈsər-sə-ˌnāt\

Definition of circinate

  1. :  rounded, coiled; especially :  rolled in the form of a flat coil with the apex as a center <circinate fern fronds unfolding>

circinately

adverb


Origin and Etymology of circinate

Latin circinatus, past participle of circinare to round, from circinus pair of compasses, from circus


First Known Use: 1830


Medical Dictionary

circinate

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adjective cir·ci·nate \ˈsər-sən-ˌāt\

Medical Definition of circinate

  1. of lesions :  having a sharply circumscribed and somewhat circular margin <scaly circinate dermatophytids>




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