decurrent

adjective

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

Word History

Etymology

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

Dictionary Entries Near decurrent

Cite this Entry

“Decurrent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decurrent. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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