incubous

[ in-kyuh-buh s, ing- ]
/ ˈɪn kyə bəs, ˈɪŋ- /
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adjective

(of leaves) overlapping, with the upper part of each leaf covering the base of the leaf above it.

Nearby words

  1. incubation,
  2. incubation patch,
  3. incubation period,
  4. incubative stage,
  5. incubator,
  6. incubus,
  7. incudal,
  8. incudectomy,
  9. incudes,
  10. incudomalleal

Compare succubous.

Origin of incubous

1855–60; < Latin incub(āre) to lie upon (see incubate) + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for incubous

incubous

/ (ˈɪnkjʊbəs) /

adjective

(of a liverwort) having the leaves arranged so that the upper margin of each leaf lies above the lower margin of the next leaf alongCompare succubous

Word Origin for incubous

C19: from Latin incubare incubate

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