- reclining; recumbent: accumbent posture.
- Botany. lying against something.
Origin of accumbent
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Related Wordseven, level, straight, smooth, uniform, plane, flush, parallel, regular, flat, horizontal, prone, prostrate, recumbent, accumbent, aligned
Examples from the Web for accumbent
The cotyledons are accumbent when they lie with their edges against the radicle, 128.
Accumbent, ak-kumb′ent, adj. lying down or reclining on a couch.
The radicle r is folded on the edges of the cotyledons c which are accumbent.
Seed of Bitter Cress, Barbarea, cut across to show the accumbent cotyledons.
- botany (of plant parts and plants) lying against some other part or thing
- a rare word for recumbent
C18: from Latin accumbere to recline
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