declivitous


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de·cliv·i·tous

 (dĭ-klĭv′ĭ-təs)
adj.
Moderately steep.

de·cliv′i·tous·ly adv.
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de•cliv•i•tous

(dɪˈklɪv ɪ təs)

adj.
having a somewhat steep downward slope.
[1790–1800]
de•cliv′i•tous•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.declivitous - sloping down rather steeply
descending - coming down or downward
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morenoi male has a pronotal quadrilobate prominence with lobes linked by thick carinae; the prominence is flanked by broad concavities (In Panama, there has been dimorphism between males with respect to prominence pronotal); the declivitous surface of the pronotum beneath the carina is smooth, without sculpturing (Figure 2b); and the parameres have a wide subapical tooth (EDMONDS & ZIDEK, 2010) (Fig.
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