[dih-kur-uh nt, -kuhr-]
- extending down the stem below the place of insertion, as certain leaves.
Origin of decurrent
1745–55;Related formsde·cur·rence, de·cur·ren·cy, nounde·cur·rent·ly, adverb
< Latin dēcurrent-
(stem of dēcurrēns
) running down (present participle of dēcurrere,
equivalent to dē- de-
to run); see current
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for decurrent
Historical Examples of decurrent
The gills are close, decurrent, whitish, some of them forked at the base.
The gills are white, crowded, narrow at each end, decurrent.
The gills are attached to the stem, often with a decurrent tooth, whitish.
It is easily distinguished from Collybia and Mycena by its decurrent gills.
The gills are adnate or decurrent, thick, soft, margin obtuse.
British Dictionary definitions for decurrent
Derived Formsdecurrently, adverb
- botany extending down the stem, esp (of a leaf) having the base of the blade extending down the stem as two wings
Word Origin for decurrent
C15: from Latin dēcurrere to run down, from currere to run
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