a.1.(Bot.) Having a position intermediate between erect and patent, or spreading.
2.(Zool.) Standing partially spread and erect; - said of the wings of certain insects.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In each of the layers below, a wide range of leaf inclinations was observed: in the middle layers this ranged from horizontal leaves of Phragmites, through erecto-patent leaves of Calamagrostis and Carex, to erect leaves of Juncus (for the terminology of leaf angles See Barkman 1979).