moving upward; rising.
Botany. growing or directed upward, especially obliquely or in a curve from the base.
- ascending artery,
- ascending colon,
- ascending degeneration,
- ascending lumbar vein,
- ascending node
Origin of ascending
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moving upwards; rising
botany sloping or curving upwardsthe ascending stem of a vine
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