repand

adjective

re·​pand ri-ˈpand How to pronounce repand (audio)
: having a slightly undulating margin
a repand leaf
a repand colony of bacteria

Word History

Etymology

Latin repandus spread out, from repandere to open wide, from re- + pandere to spread — more at fathom

First Known Use

circa 1760, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of repand was circa 1760

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Cite this Entry

“Repand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/repand. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

repand

adjective
re·​pand ri-ˈpand How to pronounce repand (audio)
: having a slightly undulating margin
a repand colony of bacteria
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