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Having a wavy or sinuous margin; with alternate rounded notches and lobes.
meandering, zigzagging, snaking, snaky, winding, wiggly, squiggly, crooked, tacking, twisting, twisty, full of twists and turns, curving, curvy, wavy, deviating, undulating, sinuous, serpentine, tortuous, irregularView synonyms
- ‘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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