de·​cur·​rent di-ˈkər-ənt How to pronounce decurrent (audio)
: running or extending downward along the stem
decurrent leaves

Word History


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

First Known Use

circa 1753, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of decurrent was circa 1753

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Cite this Entry

“Decurrent.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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