from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Position, especially normal or original position, as of a body organ or part.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The position, especially the usual, normal position, of a body part or part of a plant.
- n. The method in which the parts of a plant are arranged.
- n. The location of a property as used for taxation or other legal purposes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The method in which the parts of a plant are arranged; also, the position of the parts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Situation; site.
- n. In biol., archæol., etc., the proper or original site, place, position, or location of a part or organ, or of any other thing: chiefly in the phrase in situ, in place—that is, not disturbed or disarranged by dissection, excavation, or other process of examination.
- n. In law, situation in contemplation of law; locality, actual or recognized.
Latin; see tkei- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin situs ("position, site") (Wiktionary)