pressed close to or flat against a surface: said esp. of a leaf or plant part
Origin of appressedfrom Classical Latin appressus, past participle of apprimere from ad-, to + primere, to press
Lying flat or pressed closely against something, as hairs on certain plant stems.
Origin of appressedFrom Latin appressus past participle of apprimere to press down ad- ad- premere to press ; see per-4 in Indo-European roots.
- simple past tense and past participle of appress
(comparative more appressed, superlative most appressed)
- (biology, mycology) Closely flattened down.