Reclinate meaning

rĕk'lə-nāt'
Bent or turned downward toward the base.
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Directed backward.

Reclinate bristles.

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Bending downward, as a leaf or stem.
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Directed backward.

Reclinate bristles.

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(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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Origin of reclinate

  • Latin reclīnātus past participle of reclīnāre to recline recline
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Latin reclinatus, past participle.
    From Wiktionary