circinate(redirected from circinately)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
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.]
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]
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)]
a. circinado-a, semejante a un anillo o círculo.