noun re·supination \(¦)rē+\

Definition of resupination

  1. 1 :  the act of lying on the back or the position of one so lying

  2. 2 :  a turning or twisting (as of a flower) to an inverted or apparently upside-down position; also :  a resupinate condition

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Origin and Etymology of resupination

Latin resupinatus + English -ion

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a brief usually trivial fact

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