decurrent


de·cur·rent

adjective \di-ˈkər-ənt, -ˈkə-rənt\

Definition of DECURRENT

:  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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