sinuate

[adj. sin-yoo-it, -eyt, v. sin-yoo-eyt]
adjective Also, sinuated.
1.
bent in and out; winding; sinuous.
2.
Botany. having the margin strongly or distinctly wavy, as a leaf.
verb (used without object), sinuated, sinuating.
3.
to curve or wind in and out; creep in a winding path: a snake sinuating along the ground.

Origin:
1680–90; < Latin sinuātus past participle of sinuāre to bend, curve. See sinus, -ate1

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unsinuate, adjective
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sinuate or sinuated (ˈsɪnjʊɪt, -ˌeɪt)
 
adj
1.  Also: sinuous (of leaves) having a strongly waved margin
2.  another word for sinuous
 
[C17: from Latin sinuātus curved; see sinus, -ate1]
 
sinuated or sinuated
 
adj
 
[C17: from Latin sinuātus curved; see sinus, -ate1]
 
'sinuately or sinuated
 
adv

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Example sentences
Pronotum broad, basal margin sinuate, without any impressions.
Basal lobes rounded or acute and apex acute to obtuse and the leaf margin may appear slightly sinuate.
They have a fine single or double serrate-denticulate to sinuate margin.
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