procumbent

adjective
pro·​cum·​bent | \ prō-ˈkəm-bənt How to pronounce procumbent (audio) \

Definition of procumbent

1 : being or having stems that trail along the ground without rooting
2 : lying face down

First Known Use of procumbent

1668, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for procumbent

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

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The first known use of procumbent was in 1668

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“Procumbent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/procumbent. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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procumbent

adjective
pro·​cum·​bent | \ (ˈ)prō-ˈkəm-bənt How to pronounce procumbent (audio) \

Medical Definition of procumbent

: a slanting forward procumbent maxillary incisors

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