American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- 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.
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. Specifically— In conchology, having a sinus or recess; notched or incised, as the pallial line. See
- 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. mycology, of gills Roughly the same height for most of its length, becoming much shallower and then curving back towards the stem before reaching the attachment point.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having the margin alternately curved inward and outward; having rounded lobes separated by rounded sinuses; sinuous; wavy.
- v. To bend or curve in and out; to wind; to turn; to be sinuous.
- adj. curved or curving in and out
- adj. having a strongly waved margin alternately concave and convex
- Latin sinuatus, past participle of sinuare to wind, bend, from sinus a bend. From sine, originally from Latin sinus. (Wiktionary)
- Latin sinuāre, sinuāt-, to bend, from sinus, curve. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“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.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘sinuate’.
"Luciferous Logolepsy is a collection of over 9,000 obscure English words. Though the definition of an 'English' word might seem to be straightforward, it is not. There exist so many adopted, deriv...
Words in which the "-ate" suffix is used to mean "having," "resembling," "-like."
the concise british flora in colour (w. keble martin) - glossary - edited, and to be added to
words in the nature of double spirals
The only letters without a "satine" bingo possibility: J, Q, Y
this is a list of words that i wish i could remember to use in my everyday vocabulary, of course, in order to sound really cool; like, movie cool.
Words meaning wavy, waved or wavelike
Looking for tweets for sinuate.