descender[dē sen′dər, di-]
- a person or thing that descends
- that part of a letter such as g or y, which descends below the line
- any such letter
- One that descends.
- Printing a. The part of the lowercase letters, such as g, p, and q, that extends below the other lowercase letters.b. A letter with such a part.
descend + -er (“agent suffix”)
descender - Computer Definition
The part of lower case characters g, j, p, q and y that fall below the line. Sometimes these characters are displayed and printed with shortened descenders in order to fit into a smaller character cell, making them difficult to read. See typeface.