verb (used with or without object), de·cus·sat·ed, de·cus·sat·ing.
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Origin of decussate
OTHER WORDS FROM decussatede·cus·sate·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for decussate
The remaining fibres pass down as the direct pyramidal tract, and decussate in the cord near their termination.
These are sometimes marked with a decussate cross, as was done to facilitate fracture during administration.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow
The whorls or pairs alternate or cross each other, usually at right angles, that is, they decussate.
Decussate, arranged in pairs which successively cross each other, 71.
Thus, leaves normally opposite and decussate may, by fusion, become alternate.Vegetable Teratology|Maxwell T. Masters