Origin of reclinatefrom Classical Latin reclinatus, past participle of reclinare: see recline
- Botany Bent or turned downward toward the base.
- Zoology Directed backward: reclinate bristles.
Origin of reclinateLatin reclīnātus past participle of reclīnāre to recline ; see recline .
(comparative more reclinate, superlative most reclinate)
- (botany) Reclined, as a leaf; bent downward, so that the point, as of a stem or leaf, is lower than the base.
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Latin reclinatus, past participle.