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 (dĭ-kûr′ənt, -kŭr′-)
adj. Botany
Having the leaf base extending down the stem below the insertion.

[Middle English, from Latin dēcurrēns, dēcurrent-, present participle of dēcurrere, to run down : dē-, de- + currere, to run; see kers- in Indo-European roots.]

de·cur′rent·ly adv.


(Botany) botany extending down the stem, esp (of a leaf) having the base of the blade extending down the stem as two wings
[C15: from Latin dēcurrere to run down, from currere to run]
deˈcurrently adv


(dɪˈkɜr ənt, -ˈkʌr-)

extending down the stem below the place of insertion, as certain leaves.
[1745–55; < Latin dēcurrent-, s. of dēcurrēns, present participle of dēcurrere to run down =dē- de- + currere to run]
de•cur′rence, de•cur′ren•cy, n.
de•cur′rent•ly, adv.
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Lamellae slightly decurrent, crowded, reddish when young, turning whitish yellow at maturity, exudes creamy to whitish milk on cutting, bruising brown.
The mushroom looks like a white disc, growing on a thick stipe with decurrent gills extending to the base of the stipe.
is belongs to genus of decaying-wood Agaricomycetes, the species found to have tough basidiocarps, with hyaline spores and decurrent lamellae.
The presence of wings is particularly frequent in spikelets with distichously arranged glumes, where the wings are decurrent with the internode of the rachilla, and partially envelope the lower, opposite flower.
Lamellae adnate with decurrent tooth near, greyish brown (6D3) becoming dark brown (6F6) in age, lamellulae present, edges straight and conspicuously white (6A1).
This much sought-after edible is recognized by a fleshy, yellow, vase-shaped, fruiting body, wavy margin, and shallow, ridge-like gills that are conspicuously decurrent.
5 mm long, obovate, often compressed but distinct or rarely the glands of adjacent sepals connate, glabrous, often slightly detached at apex, the posterior 2 mostly slightly decurrent.
In Oppiella this crista and humeral process adjacent and so there is only one pair of decurrent line on the anterior margin of notogaster (Fig.
It will take time to fully understand the long-term impacts these sprawling infernos will have on everything from the threatened Apache trout (Oncorhynchus apache) to the endangered Houston toad (Bufo houstonensis), and what the chaotic flooding throughout the heart of the country will mean for species like the threatened decurrent false aster (Boltonia decurrens) to the endangered interior least tern (Sterna antillarum).
1 mm long, free, glabrous, white except for the red apex, the adaxial ones carinate with keels decurrent on the ovary, the abaxial one obtusely if at all carinate; petals narrowly lanceolate, apex acuminate to acute, suberect at anthesis, 18-25 x 4 mm, free, purple, bearing 2 irregularly digitate-lacerate appendages 6-8 mm above the base.
The side shoot departs upwards at an angle of about 20[degrees] with a decurrent upper surface.
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