repand
adjective Etymology: Latin repandus spread out, from repandere to open wide, from re- + pandere to spread — more at fathom Date: circa 1760 having a slightly undulating margin <
a repand leaf
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<
a repand colony of bacteria
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Repand — Re*pand (r?*p?nd), a. [L. repandus bent backward, turned up; pref. re re + pandus bent, crooked.] (Bot. & Zool.) Having a slightly undulating margin; said of leaves. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • repand — repánd adj. m., pl. repánzi; f. sg. repándă, pl. repánde Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic …   Dicționar Român

  • repand — [ri pand′] adj. [L repandus, bent backward < re , back + pandus, bent < IE base * pandos > ON fattr, bent over, supple] Bot. having a wavy margin, as some leaves …   English World dictionary

  • repand — Denoting a bacterial colony with edges marked by a series of slightly concave segments with angular projections at their points of union. [L. repandus, bent or turned back, fr. re , back, + pandus, curved] * * * re·pand ri pand adj having a… …   Medical dictionary

  • repand — adj. [L. re, back; pandus, bent] Wavy, with alternate segments of circles and minute angles; having a wavy or uneven outline; sinuate …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • repand — repandly, adv. /ri pand /, adj. 1. Bot. having a wavy margin, as a leaf. 2. slightly wavy. [1750 60; < L repandus bent backwards, turned up, equiv. to re RE + pandus bent, curved, deriv. of pandere to spread out, extend] * * * …   Universalium

  • repand — (L). Turned up, bent backward …   Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

  • repand — re·pand …   English syllables

  • repand — re•pand [[t]rɪˈpænd[/t]] adj. bot having a wavy margin, as a leaf • Etymology: 1750–60; < L repandus bent backward =re re +pandus bent, curved …   From formal English to slang

  • repand — /rəˈpænd/ (say ruh pand) adjective Botany 1. having the margin slightly wavy, as a leaf. 2. slightly wavy. {Latin repandus bent back} …   Australian English dictionary

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