excurrent

adjective
ex·​cur·​rent | \ (ˌ)ek-ˈskər-ənt How to pronounce excurrent (audio) , -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 sense 2

First Known Use of excurrent

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for excurrent

Latin excurrent-, excurrens, present participle of excurrere to run out, extend, from ex- + currere to run — more at car

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The first known use of excurrent was in 1826

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“Excurrent.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/excurrent. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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