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resupinate

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adjective re·su·pi·nate \ri-ˈsü-pə-ˌnāt\

Definition of resupinate

  1. 1 :  inverted in position <resupinate orchid flowers>

  2. 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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