procumbent

procumbent

[proh-kuhm-buhnt]
adjective
1.
lying on the face; prone; prostrate.
2.
Botany. (of a plant or stem) lying along the ground, but not putting forth roots.

Origin:
1660–70; < Latin prōcumbent- (stem of prōcumbēns) bending forward, present participle of prōcumbere. See pro-, incumbent

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procumbent (prəʊˈkʌmbənt)
 
adj
1.  Also: prostrate (of stems) growing along the ground
2.  leaning forwards or lying on the face
 
[C17: from Latin prōcumbere to fall forwards; compare incumbent]

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procumbent pro·cum·bent (prō-kŭm'bənt)
adj.
Lying face down; prone.

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