circinate

EnglishEdit

A circinate fern leaf

EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

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 notesEdit

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

Derived termsEdit

  • circinate vernation

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

VerbEdit

circināte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of circinō
Last modified on 16 November 2013, at 08:48