resupinate


re·su·pi·nate

adjective \ri-ˈsü-pə-ˌnāt\

Definition of RESUPINATE

1
:  inverted in position <resupinate orchid flowers>
2
:  having or being a fruiting body lying flat on the substrate with the hymenium at the periphery or over the whole surface <resupinate fungi> <resupinate sporophores>

Origin of RESUPINATE

Latin resupinatus, past participle of resupinare to bend back to a supine position, from re- + supinus supine
First Known Use: circa 1776

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