- having the axis prolonged so as to form an undivided main stem or trunk, as the stem of the spruce.
- projecting beyond the apex, as the midrib in certain leaves.
Words nearby excurrent
How to use excurrent in a sentence
Its excurrent branches are very different from those of other elms.Forest Trees of Illinois|Fuller George D.
When the main trunk of a tree extends upward through the head to the tip, as in Fig. 3, it is said to be excurrent.
Medium-sized tree with mainly an excurrent trunk and horizontal branches.
Achenes top-shaped, 5-costate, villous; pappus of 5–10 long thin scales, awn-tipped by the excurrent nerve.
But this tree of evolution is an excurrent stem, continuous through the clustering branches to the terminal shoot—man.Evolution|Joseph Le Conte
British Dictionary definitions for excurrent
- (of veins) extending beyond the margin of the leaf
- having an undivided main stem or trunk, as the spruce and other conifers