decussate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To mix or become crossed in order to develop an X; intersect.
    • To get across at an acute angle; to reduce or divide in the shape of X; to intersect; -- stated of outlines in geometrical figures, rays of light, nerves, etc.
  • adjective:
    • Intersected or crossed by means of an X.
    • Botany Arranged on a stem in other sets at correct sides to those above or below, resulting in four straight rows: decussate leaves.
    • Crossed; intersected; resembling a letter X.
    • Having reverse leaves arranged alternately at correct angles.
    • Consisting of two increasing as well as 2 dropping conditions, put into alternate opposition together.
    • Crossed; intersected.
    • Growing in pairs, all of that will be at correct sides to the next pair above or below.
    • comprising two increasing as well as 2 falling conditions, placed in alternative opposition to one another.
    • entered or intersected by means of an X
  • verb:
    • To form an X or to get across or intersect.
    • mix or intersect so as to develop a cross
  • others:
    • To intersect; cross, as lines, rays of light, leaves, or fibers of nerves.
    • Crossed; intersected: especially applied, in robot, to figures which are arranged in pairs alternatively crossing both at regular angles.
    • In rhetoric, arranged in 2 sets of repeated, compared, or parallelized words or phrases, the next pair reversing the order for the very first; characterized by or constituting such an arrangement; chiastic. See chiasmus.

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