incubous

incubous

[in-kyuh-buhs, ing-]
adjective
(of leaves) overlapping, with the upper part of each leaf covering the base of the leaf above it.
Compare succubous.


Origin:
1855–60; < Latin incub(āre) to lie upon (see incubate) + -ous

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incubous (ˈɪnkjʊbəs)
 
adj
Compare succubous (of a liverwort) having the leaves arranged so that the upper margin of each leaf lies above the lower margin of the next leaf along
 
[C19: from Latin incubareincubate]

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