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Meaning of MARCESCENT

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mar*ces"cent\, a. [L. marcescens, p. pr. of
marcescere to wither, decay, fr. marcere to wither, droop:
cf. F. marcescent.] (Bot.)
Withering without? falling off; fading; decaying.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Withering without falling off.
 

 

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