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resupinate

[ri-soo-puh-neyt, -nit] /rɪˈsu pəˌneɪt, -nɪt/
adjective
1.
bent backward.
2.
Botany. inverted; appearing as if upside down.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; < Latin resupīnātus bent backward, turned back (past participle of resupīnāre), equivalent to re- re- + supīn- (see supine) + -ātus -ate1
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resupinate

/rɪˈsjuːpɪnɪt/
adjective
1.
(botany) (of plant parts, esp the flowers of many orchids) reversed or inverted in position, so as to appear to be upside down
Derived Forms
resupination, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin resupīnātus bent back, from resupīnāre, from re- + supīnāre to place on the back; see supine
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