excurrent

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

Definition of excurrent

1 : characterized by a current that flows outward
  • the clam's excurrent siphon
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


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