- 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.
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