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incubous

[in-kyuh-buh s, ing-] /ˈɪn kyə bəs, ˈɪŋ-/
adjective
1.
(of leaves) overlapping, with the upper part of each leaf covering the base of the leaf above it.
Compare succubous.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Latin incub(āre) to lie upon (see incubate) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for incubous

incubous

/ˈɪnkjʊbəs/
adjective
1.
(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 Compare succubous
Word Origin
C19: from Latin incubareincubate
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