- 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
Examples from the Web for excurrent
Its excurrent branches are very different from those of other elms.Forest Trees of Illinois|Fuller George D.
But this tree of evolution is an excurrent stem, continuous through the clustering branches to the terminal shoot—man.Evolution|Joseph Le Conte
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.
An excurrent and returning current were also traced to each of the legs.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)|William Kirby
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