decurrent

adjective
de·​cur·​rent | \di-ˈkər-ənt, -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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