Definition of scandent in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskandənt/


chiefly Palaeontology
(Especially of a graptolite) having a climbing habit.
Example sentences
  • Despite its sand dune habitat and shortage of host support plants, this variety of Clematis shows mechanical characteristics during growth that are closely comparable with those of scandent woody lianas.
  • It is a scandent shrub, and its purple-black drupes are likely dispersed by birds.
  • At the base of the Silurian this fauna was replaced by the monograptids, scandent forms in which the thecae were arranged along one side of the stipe only.


Late 17th century: from Latin scandent- 'climbing', from the verb scandere.

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