procumbent

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

Definition of procumbent

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


Medical Dictionary

procumbent

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

medical Definition of procumbent

: a slanting forward
  • procumbent maxillary incisors

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