Excurrent meaning

ĭk-skûrənt
Running out or forth.
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(zool.) Of ducts, tubes, or passages whose contents flow outward.
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(botany) Of a vein or costa, extending beyond the tip or the margin of a leaf.

This species of tree is recognized by the excurrent veins in its leaves.

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Origin of excurrent

  • Latin excurrēns excurrent- present participle of excurrere to run out excursion

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