sinuate[sin′yo̵̅o̅ it, -āt′; for v., -āt′]
- Bot. having an indented, wavy margin, as some leaves
Origin of sinuateClassical Latin sinuatus, past participle of sinuare, to bend ; from sinus, a bend
intransitive verbsin·u·at·ed, sin·u·at·ing, sin·u·ates
Origin of sinuateLatin sinuāre, sinuāt-, to bend, from sinus, curve.
(third-person singular simple present sinuates, present participle sinuating, simple past and past participle sinuated)
(comparative more sinuate, superlative most sinuate)
- Having wavy indentation on its border or edge.
- (mycology, of gills) Roughly the same height for most of its length, becoming much shallower and then curving back towards the stem before reaching the attachment point.
- In this group of mushrooms, the attachment of the gills to the stipe is sinuate.