sinuate

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English[edit]

Sinuate gills on a mushroom.

Etymology[edit]

Latin sinuatus, past participle of sinuare to wind, bend, from sinus a bend. From sine, originally from Latin sinus.

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sinuate (third-person singular simple present sinuates, present participle sinuating, simple past and past participle sinuated)

  1. To advance in wavy or curvy manner, to bend, to curve, to wind in and out
    A road that sinuates through the valley.

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Adjective[edit]

sinuate (comparative more sinuate, superlative most sinuate)

  1. sinuous
  2. Having wavy indentation on its border or edge.
  3. (mycology, of gills) Roughly the same height for most of its length, becoming much shallower and then curving back towards the stem before reaching the attachment point.
    In this group of mushrooms, the attachment of the gills to the stipe is sinuate.

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

sinuāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of sinuō