adjective re·su·pi·nate \ri-ˈsü-pə-ˌnāt\

Definition of resupinate

  1. 1 :  inverted in position resupinate orchid flowers

  2. 2 :  having or being a fruiting body lying flat on the substrate with the hymenium at the periphery or over the whole surface resupinate fungi resupinate sporophores

Origin and Etymology of resupinate

Latin resupinatus, past participle of resupinare to bend back to a supine position, from re- + supinus supine

First Known Use: circa 1776

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