circinate

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adjective cir·ci·nate \ ˈsər-sə-ˌnāt \

Definition of circinate

: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


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circinate

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adjective cir·ci·nate \ ˈsər-sᵊn-ˌāt \

medical Definition of circinate

of lesions
:having a sharply circumscribed and somewhat circular margin
  • scaly circinate dermatophytids

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