Decumbent definition

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Lying down; reclining.
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(botany) Lying or growing on the ground but with erect or rising tips.

Decumbent stems.

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Lying down.
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(bot.) Trailing on the ground and rising at the tip, as some stems.
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(botany) Of a plant, which lies on the ground with tips turned upwards.
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Origin of decumbent

  • Latin dēcumbēns dēcumbent- present participle of dēcumbere to lie down dē- de- -cumbere to lie down

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin decumbere.

    From Wiktionary