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as·sur·gent

 (ə-sûr′jənt)
adj.
1. Rising or tending to rise.
2. Botany Slanting or curving upward; ascending.

[Latin assurgēns, assurgent-, present participle of assurgere, to rise up to : ad-, ad- + surgere, to rise; see surge.]

as·sur′gen·cy n.

assurgent

(əˈsɜːdʒənt)
adj
(Botany) (of leaves, stems, etc) curving or growing upwards; rising
[C16: from Latin assurgere to rise up, from surgere to rise]
asˈsurgency n

as•sur•gent

(əˈsɜr dʒənt)

adj. Bot.
curving or directed upward, as leaves; ascending.
[1570–80; < Latin assurgent-, s. of assurgēns, present participle of assurgere to stand up, rise]
as•sur′gen•cy, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.assurgent - rising from the sea; "a seahorse assurgent"
heraldry - the study and classification of armorial bearings and the tracing of genealogies
ascending - moving or going or growing upward; "the ascending plane"; "the ascending staircase"; "the ascending stems of chickweed"
2.assurgent - growing or extending upwardassurgent - growing or extending upward; "an assurgent stem or leaf"
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
ascending - moving or going or growing upward; "the ascending plane"; "the ascending staircase"; "the ascending stems of chickweed"
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