extending down the stem below the place of insertion, as certain leaves.
- de·cur·rence, de·cur·ren·cy, noun
- de·cur·rent·ly, adverb
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How to use decurrent in a sentence
The pinnules are from a line to two lines long, and are adnate to the secondary rachis by a more or less decurrent base.Beautiful Ferns | Daniel Cady Eaton
Then he did not dodge around the bend and pursue the decurrent way he had been going.The Wolf Cub | Patrick Casey
Leaves succubous, dorsally decurrent, mostly rounded and entire; underleaves rooting at the base, usually deeply 2-cleft.
Leaves decurrent at the folds, the lower lobe incurved and ventricose; underleaves usually present, entire or bifid.
The gills are decurrent from base, crowded, linear, whitish then watery cinnamon.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise | M. E. Hard
British Dictionary definitions for decurrent
botany extending down the stem, esp (of a leaf) having the base of the blade extending down the stem as two wings
- decurrently, adverb
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