resupinate

adjective
re·​su·​pi·​nate | \ ri-ˈsü-pə-ˌnāt How to pronounce resupinate (audio) \

Definition of resupinate

1 : inverted in position resupinate orchid flowers
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

First Known Use of resupinate

circa 1776, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for resupinate

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

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The first known use of resupinate was circa 1776

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“Resupinate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resupinate. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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