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assurgent

[ uh-sur-juhnt ]
/ əˈsɜr dʒənt /
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adjective Botany.
curving upward, as leaves; ascendant.
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Origin of assurgent

1570–80; <Latin assurgent- (stem of assurgēns rising up, present participle of assurgere). See as-, surge, -ent

OTHER WORDS FROM assurgent

as·sur·gen·cy, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for assurgent

assurgent
/ (əˈsɜːdʒənt) /

adjective
(of leaves, stems, etc) curving or growing upwards; rising

Derived forms of assurgent

assurgency, noun

Word Origin for assurgent

C16: from Latin assurgere to rise up, from surgere to rise
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