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 and Etymology 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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