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decussate

de·cus·sate

 (dĭ-kŭs′āt′, dĕk′ə-sāt′)
tr. & intr.v. de·cus·sat·ed, de·cus·sat·ing, de·cus·sates
To cross or become crossed so as to form an X; intersect.
adj.
1. Intersected or crossed in the form of an X.
2. Botany Arranged on a stem in opposite pairs, at right angles to those above or below: decussate leaves.

[Latin decussāre, decussāt-, from decussis, the number ten, intersection of two lines (from the Romans' use of X for the numeral 10), a ten-as coin : decem, ten; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots + assis, as (coin).]

de·cus′sate′ly adv.

decussate

vb
to cross or cause to cross in the form of the letter X; intersect
adj
1. in the form of the letter X; crossed; intersected
2. (Botany) botany (esp of leaves) arranged in opposite pairs, with each pair at right angles to the one above and below it
[C17: from Latin decussāre, from decussis the number ten, from decem ten]
deˈcussately adv
ˌdecusˈsation n

de•cus•sate

(v. dɪˈkʌs eɪt, ˈdɛk əˌseɪt; adj. dɪˈkʌs eɪt, -ɪt)

v. -sat•ed, -sat•ing,
adj. v.t., v.i.
1. to cross in the form of an X; intersect.
adj.
2. having the form of an X.
3. arranged along the stem in pairs, each pair at right angles to the next pair, as leaves.
[1650–60; < Medieval Latin decussātus divided in the form of an X, past participle of decussāre, derivative of Latin decussis the numeral ten, orig., a ten-as weight (dec(em) ten + -ussis, comb. form of as as2)]
de•cus′sate•ly, adv.

decussate


Past participle: decussated
Gerund: decussating

Imperative
decussate
decussate
Present
I decussate
you decussate
he/she/it decussates
we decussate
you decussate
they decussate
Preterite
I decussated
you decussated
he/she/it decussated
we decussated
you decussated
they decussated
Present Continuous
I am decussating
you are decussating
he/she/it is decussating
we are decussating
you are decussating
they are decussating
Present Perfect
I have decussated
you have decussated
he/she/it has decussated
we have decussated
you have decussated
they have decussated
Past Continuous
I was decussating
you were decussating
he/she/it was decussating
we were decussating
you were decussating
they were decussating
Past Perfect
I had decussated
you had decussated
he/she/it had decussated
we had decussated
you had decussated
they had decussated
Future
I will decussate
you will decussate
he/she/it will decussate
we will decussate
you will decussate
they will decussate
Future Perfect
I will have decussated
you will have decussated
he/she/it will have decussated
we will have decussated
you will have decussated
they will have decussated
Future Continuous
I will be decussating
you will be decussating
he/she/it will be decussating
we will be decussating
you will be decussating
they will be decussating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been decussating
you have been decussating
he/she/it has been decussating
we have been decussating
you have been decussating
they have been decussating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been decussating
you will have been decussating
he/she/it will have been decussating
we will have been decussating
you will have been decussating
they will have been decussating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been decussating
you had been decussating
he/she/it had been decussating
we had been decussating
you had been decussating
they had been decussating
Conditional
I would decussate
you would decussate
he/she/it would decussate
we would decussate
you would decussate
they would decussate
Past Conditional
I would have decussated
you would have decussated
he/she/it would have decussated
we would have decussated
you would have decussated
they would have decussated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.decussate - cross or intersect so as to form a cross; "this nerve decussates the other"; "the fibers decussate"
cross - meet and pass; "the trains crossed"
Adj.1.decussate - crossed or intersected in the form of an X
crossed - placed crosswise; "spoken with a straight face but crossed fingers"; "crossed forks"; "seated with arms across"

decussate

verb
To pass through or over:
Translations
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