Definition of Decumbent

1. Adjective. Lying down; in a position of comfort or rest.

Exact synonyms: Accumbent, Recumbent
Similar to: Unerect
Derivative terms: Recumb

Definition of Decumbent

1. a. Lying down; prostrate; recumbent.

Definition of Decumbent

1. Adjective. (botany) Of a plant, which lies on the ground with tips turned upwards. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Decumbent

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Decumbent

1. Spreading horizontally but then growing upwards. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Decumbent

decubitis
decubitus
decubitus film
decubitus radiograph
decubitus ulcer
deculturization
deculturize
deculturized
deculturizes
deculturizing
decuman
decumans
decumary
decumbence
decumbency
decumbent (current term)
decumbently
decumbiture
decumulate
decumulation
decuple
decupled
decuples
decuplet
decuplets
decupling

Literary usage of Decumbent

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Catalogue of Marine Polyzoa in the Collection of the British Museum by George Busk (1852)
"Cells decumbent, cylindrical, ringed, widely distant and connected to each other by ... Cells decumbent, cylindrical, disposed side by side in concentric ..."

2. Botany of the United States North of Virginia: Comprising Descriptions of by Lewis Caleb Beck (1848)
"stem decumbent, dichotomous; leaves verticillate, obovate-lanceolate, ... S. aquatica DC: weak and decumbent, nearly smooth; leaves oblong, acute, veined; ..."

3. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa Gray, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1908)
"Б. palustre L. decumbent, stoloniferous, 1-6 dm. high, the simple at ... Dwarf, the fruiting stems decumbent, finally 6-20 cm. high, the basal shoots ..."

4. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"Stem decumbent and many-branched, 1-2 ft., somewhat woody at the base, ... Stem hairy, decumbent, with long, spreading hairs, 2-3 ft. high: Ifts. 5-9. ..."

5. British Phaenogamous Botany, Or, Figures and Descriptions of the Genera of ...by William Baxter by William Baxter (1843)
"Perennial.—Flowers in July and August. Root slightly creeping, fibrous. Culms from 4 to 18 inches long, decumbent, except when in flower, harsh, ..."

6. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"Strongly stoloniferous, as much as 20 ft. long: culms decumbent, rooting at the joints, 6-10 ft. high, robust: sheaths more or less hairy, the blades smooth ..."

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