Definition of scandent in English:


Line breaks: scan|dent
Pronunciation: /ˈskandənt


chiefly Palaeontology
(Especially of a graptolite) having a climbing habit.
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  • 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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