incubous

adjective in·cu·bous \ˈiŋkyəbəs, ˈink-\

Definition of incubous

  1. 1 of leaves :  being so arranged that the anterior margin of each overlaps the posterior margin of the next younger

  2. 2 :  having incubous leaves incubous liverworts — compare succubous

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Origin and Etymology of incubous

Latin incubare to lie upon + English -ous


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