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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.