decurrent

adjective
de·​cur·​rent | \ di-ˈkər-ənt How to pronounce decurrent (audio) , -ˈkə-rənt \

Definition of decurrent

: running or extending downward along the stem decurrent leaves

First Known Use of decurrent

circa 1753, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for decurrent

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

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“Decurrent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decurrent. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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