Definition of sinuate in English:

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sinuate

Pronunciation: /ˈsinyəwāt/

adjective

Botany & Zoology
Having a wavy or sinuous margin; with alternate rounded notches and lobes.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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Syllabification: sin·u·ate

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