resupinate

resupinate

[ri-soo-puh-neyt, -nit]
adjective
1.
bent backward.
2.
Botany. inverted; appearing as if upside down.

Origin:
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)
 
adj
botany (of plant parts, esp the flowers of many orchids) reversed or inverted in position, so as to appear to be upside down
 
[C18: from Latin resupīnātus bent back, from resupīnāre, from re- + supīnāre to place on the back; see supine]
 
resupi'nation
 
n

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