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Meaning of DECURRENT

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\De*cur"rent\, a. [L. decurrens, -entis, p. pr. of
decurrere to run down; de- + currere to run: cf. F.
d['e]current.] (Bot.)
Extending downward; -- said of a leaf whose base extends
downward and forms a wing along the stem. --
{De*cur"rent*ly}, adv.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Extending downwards beyond the point of insertion.
 

 

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