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Meaning of RESUPINATE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Twisted through 180°, e.g. as with the ovary of most orchids.
 

 

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