Definición de decumbent en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /dɪˈkʌmb(ə)nt/


(Of a plant) lying along the ground or along a surface, with the extremity curving upwards.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • P. myriophylla is a woody subshrub that forms patches of prostrate or decumbent stems often rooting at the nodes.
  • They grow upward from the basal branehes and only become decumbent after they have grown a few centimeters.
  • The occurrence of trees with decumbent stem form was also noted and leaning of the stem from a vertical posture was visually assessed.


Late 18th century: from Latin decumbent- 'lying down', from the verb decumbere, based on de- 'down' + a verb related to cubare 'to lie'.

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Saltos de línea: de|cum|bent

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