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assurgent

[uh-sur-juh nt]
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adjective Botany.
  1. curving upward, as leaves; ascendant.

Origin of assurgent

1570–80; < Latin assurgent- (stem of assurgēns rising up, present participle of assurgere). See as-, surge,-ent
Related formsas·sur·gen·cy, noun
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Examples from the Web for assurgent

Historical Examples

  • Assurgent: down-curved at base, then upcurved to an erect position.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

  • A man or beast rising out of the sea is said to be assurgent.


British Dictionary definitions for assurgent

assurgent

adjective
  1. (of leaves, stems, etc) curving or growing upwards; rising
Derived Formsassurgency, noun

Word Origin

C16: from Latin assurgere to rise up, from surgere to rise
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