Definition of succubous in English:

succubous

Syllabification: suc·cu·bous
Pronunciation: /ˈsəkyəbəs
 
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adjective

Botany
  • (Of a liverwort) having leaves obliquely inserted on the stem so that their upper edges are overlapped by the lower edges of the leaves above. Often contrasted with incubous.
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    • On closer inspection one would find that the leaves of Lophozia barbata are four-lobed and succubous.
    • Leaves sometimes distichous, vertically oriented, transversely or subtransversely inserted, but with ventral base succubous and sometimes decurrent, constantly 2-lobed to 0.1-0.6 their length.
    • Leaves succubous, circular to oblong-ovate, rounded, usually with very conspicuous yellow gemmae produced at the upper margins, concave, costa none.

Origin

mid 19th century: from late Latin succubare 'lie under' + -ous.

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