1(Of a fungus gill, leaf, etc.) extending down the stem below the point of attachment.
More example sentences
- 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.
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