adjective Etymology: Latin resupinatus, past participle of resupinare to bend back to a supine position, from re- + supinus supine Date: circa 1776 1. inverted in position <
resupinate orchid flowers
2. having or being a fruiting body lying flat on the substrate with the hymenium at the periphery or over the whole surface <
resupinate fungi
resupinate sporophores

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Resupinate — Re*su pi*nate, a. [L. resupinatus, p. p. of resupinare to bend back. See {Resupine}.] Inverted in position; appearing to be upside down or reversed, as the flowers of the orchis and the leaves of some plants. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • resupinate — [ri so͞o′pə nāt΄, risyo͞o′pə nāt΄] adj. [L resupinatus, pp. of resupinare, to bend back < re , back + supinus,SUPINE] Bot. having an upside down appearance, as the flower of an orchid; inverted resupination n …   English World dictionary

  • resupinate — adj. [L. resupinare, to bend back] Having the appearance of being inverted, reversed, or upside down …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • resupinate — /ri sooh peuh nayt , nit/, adj. 1. bent backward. 2. Bot. inverted; appearing as if upside down. [1770 80; < L resupinatus bent backward, turned back (ptp. of resupinare), equiv. to re RE + supin (see SUPINE) + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • resupinate — adjective Having the appearance of being upsidedown …   Wiktionary

  • resupinate — rɪː suːpɪneɪt , nÉ™t / sju adj. folded or bent backward; inverted, upside down …   English contemporary dictionary

  • resupinate — [rɪ su:pɪneɪt] adjective Botany (of a leaf, flower, fruiting body, etc.) upside down. Derivatives resupination noun Origin C18: from L. resupinatus bent back …   English new terms dictionary

  • resupinate — re·supinate …   English syllables

  • resupinate — re•su•pi•nate [[t]rɪˈsu pəˌneɪt, nɪt[/t]] adj. 1) bent backward 2) bot Bot. inverted; appearing as if upside down • Etymology: 1770–80; < L resupīnātus, ptp. of resupīnāre to lay face upwards, v. der. ofresupīnuslying face upwards, leaning… …   From formal English to slang

  • resupinate — /rəˈsjupənət/ (say ruh syoohpuhnuht) adjective 1. bent backwards. 2. Botany inverted; appearing as if upside down. {Latin resupīnātus, past participle, bent back} …   Australian English dictionary

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