circinate

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English[edit]

A circinate fern leaf

Etymology[edit]

From Latin circinatus , past participle of circinō (to make round)

Adjective[edit]

circinate (not comparable)

  1. (botany) Used of leaves or similar parts that are coiled on themselves from the apex toward their base.
  2. (medicine) Round or ring-shaped, particularly with distinct margins forming some sort of motive; annular.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Most often the term is used in botany with regard to the way a leaf is "packaged" inside a bud.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

circināte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of circinō