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decumbent

[dih-kuhm-buh nt] /dɪˈkʌm bənt/
adjective
1.
lying down; recumbent.
2.
Botany. (of stems, branches, etc.) lying or trailing on the ground with the extremity tending to ascend.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Latin dēcumbent- (stem of dēcumbēns), present participle of dēcumbere. See decubitus, -ent
Related forms
decumbence, decumbency, noun
decumbently, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for decumbent

decumbent

/dɪˈkʌmbənt/
adjective
1.
lying down or lying flat
2.
(botany) (of certain stems) lying flat with the tip growing upwards
Derived Forms
decumbence, decumbency, noun
decumbently, adverb
Word Origin
C17: from Latin dēcumbēns, present participle of dēcumbere to lie down
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