[dih-kur-uh nt, -kuhr-]
- extending down the stem below the place of insertion, as certain leaves.
Origin of decurrent
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The gills are white, crowded, narrow at each end, decurrent.
The gills are close, decurrent, whitish, some of them forked at the base.
The gills are adnate or decurrent, thick, soft, margin obtuse.
The gills are attached to the stem, often with a decurrent tooth, whitish.
It is easily distinguished from Collybia and Mycena by its decurrent gills.
- botany extending down the stem, esp (of a leaf) having the base of the blade extending down the stem as two wings
C15: from Latin dēcurrere to run down, from currere to run
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