decurrent definition

  • adjective:
    • Botany getting the leaf base extending along the stem below the insertion: decurrent leaves.
    • related to grow components that stretch downward, most often applied to leaf blades that partially place or have wings all over stem or petiole and extend down over the stem.
    • related to lamellae (the gills of a mushroom) that are broadly attached and increase along the stipe associated with the mushroom.
    • operating or expanding downwards.
    • expanding downward; -- stated of a leaf whose base stretches downward and kinds a wing over the stem.
  • others:
    • In botany, extending downward beyond the place of insertion: since, a decurrent leaf (which, a sessile leaf having its base extending downward over the stem). Also decurring.

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