reclinate

adjective

rec·​li·​nate
ˈrekləˌnāt,
-nə̇t
variants or less commonly reclinated
-ˌnātə̇d
: bent downward so that the apex is below the base
used especially of a stem or leaf

Word History

Etymology

Latin reclinatus, past participle of reclinare to recline

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“Reclinate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reclinate. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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