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1. Lying down; reclining.
2. Botany Lying or growing on the ground but with erect or rising tips: decumbent stems.

[Latin dēcumbēns, dēcumbent-, present participle of dēcumbere, to lie down : dē-, de- + -cumbere, to lie down.]

de·cum′bence (-bəns), de·cum′ben·cy (-bən-sē) n.
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Traits such as the hybrid's growth cycle, ear husk coverage, ear decumbence after grain physiological maturity, plant height and ear insertion height may affect the magnitude of morphological and physiological damage caused by late harvests (Gomes et al., 2010).
Connate and conning, doomed / to decumbence, or are we swinging free?