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Meaning of CIRCINATE

Pronunciation:  'sursu`neyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  shaped like a ring
 

CIRCINATE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: annular, annulate, annulated, circular, ringed, ring-shaped, rounded
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Cir"ci*nate\, a. [L. circinatus, p. p. of circinare
    to make round, fr. circinus a pair of compasses, from Gr. ? a
    circle.] (Bot.)
    Rolled together downward, the tip occupying the center; -- a
    term used in reference to foliation or leafing, as in ferns.
    --Gray.
    
    
  2. \Cir"ci*nate\, v. t.
    To make a circle around; to encompass. [Obs.] --Bailey.
    
    
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Spirally coiled, with the tip innermost.
 

 

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