Definition of sinuate in US English:



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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The leaf margins have less of a prominent sinuate character than those of the other species.’
    meandering, zigzagging, snaking, snaky, winding, wiggly, squiggly, crooked, tacking, twisting, twisty, full of twists and turns, curving, curvy, wavy, deviating, undulating, sinuous, serpentine, tortuous, irregular
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Late 17th century: from Latin sinuatus, past participle of sinuare ‘to bend’.