procumbent

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adjective pro·cum·bent \prō-ˈkəm-bənt\

Definition of procumbent

  1. 1 :  being or having stems that trail along the ground without rooting

  2. 2 :  lying face down

Origin and Etymology of procumbent

Latin procumbent-, procumbens, present participle of procumbere to fall or lean forward, from pro- forward + -cumbere to lie down


First Known Use: 1668


Medical Dictionary

procumbent

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adjective pro·cum·bent \(ˈ)prō-ˈkəm-bənt\

Medical Definition of procumbent

  1. :  a slanting forward procumbent maxillary incisors

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