- curving upward, as leaves; ascendant.
Origin of assurgent
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Related Words for assurgentoriginating, proceeding, soaring, rising, springing, issuing, stemming, ascendant, abiogenic, assurgent, idiopathic
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Assurgent: down-curved at base, then upcurved to an erect position.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
A man or beast rising out of the sea is said to be assurgent.
- (of leaves, stems, etc) curving or growing upwards; rising
Word Origin for assurgent
C16: from Latin assurgere to rise up, from surgere to rise
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