sinuate(redirected from sinuately)
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Having a wavy indented margin, as a leaf.
intr.v. sin·u·at·ed, sin·u·at·ing, sin·u·ates
To bend or curve; wind in and out.
[Latin sinuāre, sinuāt-, to bend, from sinus, curve.]
sinuate(ˈsɪnjʊɪt; -ˌeɪt) or
1. (Botany) Also: sinuous (of leaves) having a strongly waved margin
2. another word for sinuous
[C17: from Latin sinuātus curved; see sinus, -ate1]
sin•u•ate(adj. ˈsɪn yu ɪt, -ˌeɪt)
1. winding; sinuous.
2. Bot. having the margin strongly or distinctly wavy, as a leaf.
[1680–90; < Latin sinuātus, past participle of sinuāre to bend, curve]
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|Adj.||1.||sinuate - curved or curving in and out; "wiggly lines"|
|2.||sinuate - having a strongly waved margin alternately concave and convex|
smooth - of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth