from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Having a wavy indented margin, as a leaf.
- intransitive verb To bend or curve; wind in and out.
from The Century Dictionary.
- 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb To bend or curve in and out; to wind; to turn; to be sinuous.
- adjective Having the margin alternately curved inward and outward; having rounded lobes separated by rounded sinuses; sinuous; wavy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To advance in
wavyor curvymanner, to bend, to curve, to wind in and out
- adjective Having
wavyindentation on its borderor edge.
- adjective mycology, of gills Roughly the same height for most of its length, becoming much shallower and then curving back towards the
stembefore reaching the attachment point.
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- adjective curved or curving in and out
- adjective having a strongly waved margin alternately concave and convex
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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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.
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).
_Mushrooms with emarginate sinuate Gills, or with notch near to Stem.
The cap has the margin incurved, the gills have a tooth (sinuate), and are adnexed to the stem.
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.
This genus is especially noted for its sinuate gills.
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.