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 circinātus past participle of circināre 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”)