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decurrent

[ dih-kur-uhnt, -kuhr- ]
/ dɪˈkɜr ənt, -ˈkʌr- /
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adjective Botany.
extending down the stem below the place of insertion, as certain leaves.
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Origin of decurrent

1745–55; <Latin dēcurrent- (stem of dēcurrēns) running down (present participle of dēcurrere, equivalent to dē-de- + currere to run); see current

OTHER WORDS FROM decurrent

de·cur·rence, de·cur·ren·cy, nounde·cur·rent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for decurrent

decurrent
/ (dɪˈkʌrənt) /

adjective
botany extending down the stem, esp (of a leaf) having the base of the blade extending down the stem as two wings

Derived forms of decurrent

decurrently, adverb

Word Origin for decurrent

C15: from Latin dēcurrere to run down, from currere to run
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