re·su·pi·nate (rĭ-spə-nāt′, -nĭt)
Inverted or seemingly turned upside down, as the flowers of most orchids and the fruiting bodies of certain fungi.
[Latin resupīnātus, past participle of resupīnāre, to bend back : re-, re- + supīnus, supine; see SUPINE.]
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