circinate

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


Medical Dictionary

circinate

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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