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descender

[dih-sen-der] /dɪˈsɛn dər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that descends.
2.
Printing.
  1. the part of a lowercase letter that goes below the body.
  2. a letter having such a part, as p, q, j, or y.
Origin of descender
1660-1670
First recorded in 1660-70; descend + -er1
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descender

/dɪˈsɛndə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that descends
2.
(printing) the portion of a letter, such as j, p, or y, below the level of the base of an x or n
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n.

in typography, "part of a letter that extends below the body," 1802, agent noun from descend.

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