- 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.
Origin of excurrent
Examples from the Web for excurrent
Historical Examples of excurrent
This is called an excurrent trunk (Lat., excurrere, to run out).Woodworking for Beginners
Charles Gardner Wheeler
An excurrent and returning current were also traced to each of the legs.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)
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.
- (of veins) extending beyond the margin of the leaf
- having an undivided main stem or trunk, as the spruce and other conifers