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
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 1776See Words from the same year
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