Sinuate meaning

sĭnyo͝o-ĭt, -āt
To bend or curve; wind in and out.
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Having a wavy indented margin, as a leaf.
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Having an indented, wavy margin, as some leaves.
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To bend or wind in and out; be sinuous or wavy.
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To advance in wavy or curvy manner, to bend, to curve, to wind in and out.

A road that sinuates through the valley.

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Having wavy indentation on its border or edge.
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(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.

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Origin of sinuate

  • Latin sinuāre sinuāt- to bend from sinus curve

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin sinuatus, past participle of sinuare to wind, bend, from sinus a bend. From sine, originally from Latin sinus.

    From Wiktionary