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cir·ci·nate

 (sûr′sə-nāt′)
adj.
1. Ring-shaped.
2. Botany Rolled up in the form of a coil with the tip in the center, as an unexpanded fern frond.

[Latin circinātus, past participle of circināre, to make circular, from circinus, pair of compasses; see Circinus.]

cir′ci·nate′ly adv.

circinate

(ˈsɜːsɪˌneɪt)
adj
1. (Botany) botany (of part of a plant, such as a young fern) coiled so that the tip is at the centre
2. (Anatomy) anatomy resembling a ring or a circle
[C19: from Latin circināre to make round, from circinus pair of compasses, from circus, see circus]
ˈcirciˌnately adv

cir•ci•nate

(ˈsɜr səˌneɪt)

adj.
1. made round; ring-shaped.
2. rolled up at the top of the axis, as the frond of a young fern.
[1820–30; < Latin circinātus, past participle of circināre to make round, derivative of circinus pair of compasses (akin to circus)]
cir′ci•nate′ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.circinate - shaped like a ringcircinate - shaped like a ring      
rounded - curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders"
Translations

cir·ci·nate

a. circinado-a, semejante a un anillo o círculo.
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Normal vision ([greater than or equal to] 6/12) or vision loss without obvious clinically significant maculopathy (ie no circinate exudates at the macula or extensive haemorrhaging).
Most plants that have circinate vernation of the leaves produce crosiers that roll toward the adaxial surface of the frond.