from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To bend or curve; wind in and out: a road that sinuates through the Alps.
- adj. Having a wavy indented margin, as a leaf.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To advance in wavy or curvy manner, to bend, to curve, to wind in and out
- adj. sinuous
- adj. Having wavy indentation on its border or edge.
- adj. Roughly the same height for most of its length, becoming much shallower and then curving back towards the stem before reaching the attachment point.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having the margin alternately curved inward and outward; having rounded lobes separated by rounded sinuses; sinuous; wavy.
- intransitive v. To bend or curve in and out; to wind; to turn; to be sinuous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bend or curve in and out: wind; turn.
- Sinuous; serpentine; tortuous; wavy; irregularly turning or winding in and out, as a margin or edge; indented; notched.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. curved or curving in and out
- adj. having a strongly waved margin alternately concave and convex
The leaves, which are frequently damaged by insects, are alternate, elliptical, 6-20 cm long, 5-10 cm wide, entire, denticulate or sinuate.
Flexuous - ose: almost zig-zag, without acute angles but more acute at angles than undulating: differs from sinuate in being alternately bent and nearly straight.
Median lines: on the primaries of many moths: the first or t.a. crosses about one-third from base; the second or t.p. crosses beyond the outer third and is usually sinuate.
The frond of Ceterach is very frondose-looking, it has stomata on its under surface, and the cells of the cuticle very sinuate.
They are narrow or wide, swell out in the middle (ventricose), are curved like a bow (arcuate), and have a sudden wave or sinus in the edge near the stem (sinuate).
The cap has the margin incurved, the gills have a tooth (sinuate), and are adnexed to the stem.
This genus is especially noted for its sinuate gills.
_Mushrooms with emarginate sinuate Gills, or with notch near to Stem.
ENTOLOMA Fr. The volva and annulus are absent in this genus, the spores are rosy, the gills adnate to sinuate or adnexed, easily separating from the stem in some species.
The = gills = are adnate, slightly sinuate, and decurrent by a tooth, easily separating from the stem, rather crowded, slightly ventricose.
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