Definition of sinuate in English:


Syllabification: sin·u·ate
Pronunciation: /ˈsinyo͞oˌāt, -it


Botany & Zoology
  • Having a wavy or sinuous margin; with alternate rounded notches and lobes.
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    • The leaf margins have less of a prominent sinuate character than those of the other species.
    • In a further aspect of the invention, there is provided a method of making absorbent sheet utilizing an emboss roll provided with radially projecting circumferential sinuate bosses.


late 17th century: from Latin sinuatus, past participle of sinuare 'to bend'.

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