Decussated
Decussate De*cus"sate, Decussated De*cus"sa*ted, a. 1. Crossed; intersected. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) Growing in pairs, each of which is at right angles to the next pair above or below; as, decussated leaves or branches. [1913 Webster]

3. (Rhet.) Consisting of two rising and two falling clauses, placed in alternate opposition to each other; as, a decussated period. [1913 Webster]


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  • Decussated — Decussate De*cus sate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decussated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Decussating}.] [L. decussatus, p. p. of decussare to cross like an X, fr. decussis (orig. equiv. to decem asses) the number ten, which the Romans represented by X.] To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decussated — adj. [L. decussatus, formed crosswise like the letter X] 1. Intersected; striations or bristles crossing at acute angles forming a series of X s. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Pertaining to bristles of some Diptera. 3. (MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda)… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • decussated — a. See decussate …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • decussated — adjective Etymology: from past participle of decussate (I) : decussate …   Useful english dictionary

  • Decussate — De*cus sate, Decussated De*cus sa*ted, a. 1. Crossed; intersected. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Growing in pairs, each of which is at right angles to the next pair above or below; as, decussated leaves or branches. [1913 Webster] 3. (Rhet.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • decussate — [dē kus′āt΄, dek′ə sāt΄; ] for adj., usually [ di kus′it] vt., vi. decussated, decussating [< L decussatus, pp. of decussare, to cross in the form of an X < decussis, the figure ten (X) < decem, TEN] to cross or cut so as to form an X;… …   English World dictionary

  • Brachiate — Brach i*ate, a. [L. brachiatus (bracch ) with boughs or branches like arms, from brackium (bracch ) arm.] (Bot.) Having branches in pairs, decussated, all nearly horizontal, and each pair at right angles with the next, as in the maple and lilac.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Decussate — De*cus sate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decussated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Decussating}.] [L. decussatus, p. p. of decussare to cross like an X, fr. decussis (orig. equiv. to decem asses) the number ten, which the Romans represented by X.] To cross at an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Decussating — Decussate De*cus sate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Decussated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Decussating}.] [L. decussatus, p. p. of decussare to cross like an X, fr. decussis (orig. equiv. to decem asses) the number ten, which the Romans represented by X.] To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trigeminal nerve — Nerve: Trigeminal nerve Trigeminal nerve, shown in yellow …   Wikipedia

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