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[see-kuhnd, sek-uhnd]
adjective Botany, Zoology.
  1. arranged on one side only; unilateral.
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Origin of secund

First recorded in 1770–80, secund is from the Latin word secundus following. See second1
Related formsse·cund·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for secund

Historical Examples of secund

  • The secund is lyik unto this, Love thy nychtbour as thy selve.

    The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)

    John Knox

  • The offence is styled ‘secund sicht’ in the official report.

  • And thus gat Sathan the secund fall, efter that he haid begun to truble the estait of the religioun, ones establissit by law.

  • The secund argument is, the tumult continewit fra twa at efter none till efter aucht at nycht.

  • Branchlets generally arranged on one side of the filaments, or secund.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide

    Augusta Foote Arnold

British Dictionary definitions for secund


  1. botany having or designating parts arranged on or turned to one side of the axis
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Derived Formssecundly, adverb

Word Origin for secund

C18: from Latin secundus following, from sequī to follow; see second 1
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