- reclining; recumbent: accumbent posture.
- Botany. lying against something.
Origin of accumbent
Related Words for accumbenteven, level, straight, smooth, uniform, plane, flush, parallel, regular, flat, horizontal, prone, prostrate, recumbent, accumbent, aligned
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Historical Examples of 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