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decurrent

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adjective de·cur·rent \di-ˈkər-ənt, -ˈkə-rənt\

Definition of decurrent

  1. :  running or extending downward along the stem <decurrent leaves>



Origin of decurrent

Latin decurrent-, decurrens, present participle of decurrere to run down, from de- + currere to run — more at car


First Known Use: circa 1753


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