decumbent

decumbent

[dih-kuhm-buhnt]
adjective
1.
lying down; recumbent.
2.
Botany. (of stems, branches, etc.) lying or trailing on the ground with the extremity tending to ascend.

Origin:
1635–45; < Latin dēcumbent- (stem of dēcumbēns), present participle of dēcumbere. See decubitus, -ent

decumbence, decumbency, noun
decumbently, adverb
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decumbent (dɪˈkʌmbənt)
 
adj
1.  lying down or lying flat
2.  botany (of certain stems) lying flat with the tip growing upwards
 
[C17: from Latin dēcumbēns, present participle of dēcumbere to lie down]
 
de'cumbence
 
n
 
de'cumbency
 
n
 
de'cumbently
 
adv

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