excurrent definition by Webster's New World
- running out or forth
- projecting beyond the tip, as the midrib of certain leaves
- having an undivided projecting main stem, as fir trees
- Zool. of ducts, tubes, or passages whose contents flow outward
Origin: Classical Latin excurrens, present participle of excurrere, to run out, project ; from ex-, out plush currere, to run: see current
excurrent definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. Running or flowing in an outward direction.b. Marked by an outward flow of current.
- Botany a. Having a single, undivided trunk with lateral branches, as in spruce trees.b. Extending beyond the apex of a leaf, as a midrib or vein.
Origin: Latin excurrēns, excurrent-, present participle of excurrere, to run out; see excursion.
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