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excurrent

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adjective ex·cur·rent \(ˌ)ek-ˈskər-ənt, -ˈskə-rənt\

Definition of excurrent

  1. 1 :  characterized by a current that flows outward <the clam's excurrent siphon>

  2. 2 :  having the axis prolonged to form an undivided main stem or trunk (as in conifers) — compare deliquescent 2



Origin and Etymology 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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