repand

adjective
re·​pand | \ ri-ˈpand \

Definition of repand

: having a slightly undulating margin a repand leaf a repand colony of bacteria

First Known Use of repand

circa 1760, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for repand

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

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The first known use of repand was circa 1760

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repand

adjective
re·​pand | \ ri-ˈpand \

Medical Definition of repand

: having a slightly undulating margin a repand colony of bacteria

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