Decurrent meaning

dĭ-kûr'ənt, -kŭr'-
Having the leaf base extending down the stem below the insertion.
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Extending down along the stem, as the base of some leaves.
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(botany) Pertaining to plant parts that extend downward, most often applied to leaf blades that partly wrap or have wings around the stem or petiole and extend down along the stem.
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(mycology) Pertaining to lamellae (the gills of a mushroom) that are broadly attached and extend down the stipe of the mushroom.

In this group of mushrooms, the attachment of the gills to the stipe is decurrent.

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Origin of decurrent

Middle English from Latin dēcurrēns dēcurrent- present participle of dēcurrere to run down dē- de- currere to run kers- in Indo-European roots