decurrent

[dih-kur-uhnt, -kuhr-]
adjective Botany.
extending down the stem below the place of insertion, as certain leaves.

Origin:
1745–55; < Latin dēcurrent- (stem of dēcurrēns) running down (present participle of dēcurrere, equivalent to dē- de- + currere to run); see current

decurrence, decurrency, noun
decurrently, adverb
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decurrent (dɪˈkʌrənt)
 
adj
botany extending down the stem, esp (of a leaf) having the base of the blade extending down the stem as two wings
 
[C15: from Latin dēcurrere to run down, from currere to run]
 
de'currently
 
adv

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Example sentences
Excurrent growth trees have a decurrent growth pattern.
Gills: distant, descending or decurrent, paler yellow-tan.
For example, if site is underneath overhead utility lines, plant a small scale tree with decurrent branching pattern.
Adverse effects will result for the decurrent false aster, but the species will not be jeopardized.
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