reclining; recumbent: accumbent posture.
Botany. lying against something.
- ac·cum·ben·cy, noun
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How to use accumbent in a sentence
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.The Elements of Botany | Asa Gray
Cotyledons accumbent, flattened, equal or nearly so, petiolate.
The cotyledons are accumbent when they lie with their edges against the radicle, 128.The Elements of Botany | Asa Gray
British Dictionary definitions for accumbent
botany (of plant parts and plants) lying against some other part or thing
a rare word for recumbent
- accumbency, noun
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