rounded or circular; specif., rolled into a coil on its axis with the apex in the center, as the new fronds of a fern
Origin of circinateClassical Latin circinatus, past participle of circinare, to make round ; from circinus, a drawing compass ; from Classical Greek kirkinos ; from kirkos: see circus
- Botany Rolled up in the form of a coil with the tip in the center, as an unexpanded fern frond.
Origin of circinateLatin circinatus, past participle of circinare, to make circular, from circinus, pair of compasses; see Circinus.
- Most often the term is used in botany with regard to the way a leaf is "packaged" inside a bud.
From Latin circinatus , past participle of circinō (“to make round”)