made round; ring-shaped.
Botany, Mycology. rolled up on the axis at the apex, as a leaf or fruiting body.

1820–30; < Latin circinātus (past participle of circināre to make round), equivalent to circin(us) pair of compasses (akin to circus) + -ātus -ate1

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circinate (ˈsɜːsɪˌneɪt)
1.  botany (of part of a plant, such as a young fern) coiled so that the tip is at the centre
2.  anatomy resembling a ring or a circle
[C19: from Latin circināre to make round, from circinus pair of compasses, from circus, see circus]

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circinate cir·ci·nate (sûr'sə-nāt')
Circular; ring-shaped.

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circinate   (sûr'sə-nāt')  Pronunciation Key 
Rolled up in the form of a coil with the tip in the center, as an unexpanded fern frond. See more at vernation.
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