Decompound meaning

dē-kŏm'pound', dē'kəm-pound'
Compounded or consisting of things or parts that are already compound.
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Having or consisting of divisions that are themselves one or more times compound.

A decompound leaf.

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To decompose.
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To compound (things already compounded)
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To break up (a compound) into its parts; decompose.
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Compounded of substances already compounded.
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Made up of parts that are themselves compound, as bipinnate leaves.
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A compound containing some other compound or compounds.
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Compounded or consisting of things or parts that are already compound.
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Having or consisting of divisions that are themselves one or more times compound.

A decompound leaf.

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Compound of what is already compounded; compounded a second time.
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(botany) Several times compounded or divided, as a leaf or stem; decomposite.
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To compound or mix with that which is already compound; to compound a second time.
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To reduce to constituent parts; to decompose.
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Origin of decompound

de- +‎ compound