excurrent


ex·cur·rent

adjective \(ˌ)ek-ˈskər-ənt, -ˈskə-rənt\

Definition of EXCURRENT

1
:  characterized by a current that flows outward <the clam's excurrent siphon>
2
:  having the axis prolonged to form an undivided main stem or trunk (as in conifers) — compare deliquescent 2

Origin of EXCURRENT

Latin excurrent-, excurrens, present participle of excurrere to run out, extend, from ex- + currere to run — more at car
First Known Use: 1826

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