[ik-skur-uh nt, -skuhr-]
- running out or forth.
- Zoology. giving passage outward; affording exit: the excurrent canal of certain sponges.
- having the axis prolonged so as to form an undivided main stem or trunk, as the stem of the spruce.
- projecting beyond the apex, as the midrib in certain leaves.
Origin of excurrent
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This is called an excurrent trunk (Lat., excurrere, to run out).Woodworking for Beginners
Charles Gardner Wheeler
An excurrent and returning current were also traced to each of the legs.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)
Its excurrent branches are very different from those of other elms.Forest Trees of Illinois
Fuller George D.
When the main trunk of a tree extends upward through the head to the tip, as in Fig. 3, it is said to be excurrent.
Medium-sized tree with mainly an excurrent trunk and horizontal branches.
- zoology having an outward flow, as certain pores in sponges, ducts, etc
- (of veins) extending beyond the margin of the leaf
- having an undivided main stem or trunk, as the spruce and other conifers
- flowing or running in an outward direction
C19: from Latin excurrere to run forth; see excursion
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