Bot. having an upside-down appearance, as the flower of an orchid; inverted
Origin of resupinateClassical Latin resupinatus, past participle of resupinare, to bend back ; from re-, back + supinus, supine
Inverted or seemingly turned upside down, as the flowers of most orchids and the fruiting bodies of certain fungi.
Origin of resupinateLatin resup&imacron;n&amacron;tus, past participle of resup&imacron;n&amacron;re, to bend back : re-, re- + sup&imacron;nus, supine; see supine.
(comparative more resupinate, superlative most resupinate)
- (botany) Having the appearance of being upside down