Definition of decurrent in English:
1(Of a fungus gill, leaf, etc.) extending down the stem below the point of attachment.
- Typically, these plants consist of axes clothed in short, curved, decurrent leaves up to 1 cm in length and 0.5 cm wide.
- The leaves are strongly decurrent and apparently did not become detached readily.
- They have ‘decurrent’ gills, i.e. they are joined to and run some way down the stem.
Mid 18th century: from Latin decurrent- 'running down', from the verb decurrere.
Definition of decurrent in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan