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
First Known Use: 1826
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