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(of a leaf, flower, fruiting body, etc.) upside down.
- ‘Santanghuia has resupinate shells, a semicircular outline, a catacline ventral interarea and the delicate ornament of Chonostrophiella, however, the internal dorsal anderidium arrangement of Santanghuia is highly distinctive.’
- ‘The flowers are resupinate, protandrous and last for 2 days.’
- ‘It should be noted that typical K. kulumbensis has a Strophomena-lype resupinate shell (the ventral valve being largely concave) bearing sharp, divaricate costae.’
- ‘Both the kulumbellids and the aenigmastrophiids contain stricklandioids with aberrant features, such as resupinate or strophic shells and reduced or degenerated cardinalia.’
- ‘Kulumbella biconvexa has a biconvex and transversely extended shell, which differs from the typical Kulumbella with a resupinate or convexoconcave shell.’
Late 18th century: from Latin resupinatus ‘bent back’, past participle of resupinare, based on supinus ‘lying on the back’.
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