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declinate

[dek-luh-neyt, -nit] /ˈdɛk ləˌneɪt, -nɪt/
adjective
1.
having a downward curve or slope; bending away, as from the horizontal:
a declinate flower.
Origin
1800-1810
1800-10; < Latin dēclīnātus, past participle of dēclīnāre. See decline, -ate1
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  • The filiform style is declinate and the stigma is capitate.
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declinate

/ˈdɛklɪˌneɪt; -nɪt/
adjective
1.
(esp of plant parts) descending from the horizontal in a curve; drooping
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