declivous
adj. [L. de, away from; clivis, hill]
Sloping downward; gradually descending. decollate adj. [L. de, away from; collum, neck]
(MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda)
Pertaining to cut or broken off, as the apex on some land gastropods; wearing away at the apex; decapitation or discarding the apical whorls.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Declivous — Declivitous De*cliv i*tous, Declivous De*cli vous, a. Descending gradually; moderately steep; sloping; downhill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • declivous — sloping downwards, declining …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • declivous — /di kluy veuhs/, adj. sloping downward. Also, declivent. [1675 85; < L decliv(is) (see DECLIVITY) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • declivous — adj. moderately steep …   English contemporary dictionary

  • declivous — a. Sloping, descending …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • declivous — de·cli·vous …   English syllables

  • declivous — /dəˈklaɪvəs/ (say duh kluyvuhs) adjective sloping downwards. {Latin dēclīvis sloping + ous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • declivous — ˈklīvəs adjective Etymology: Latin declivis + English ous : sloping downward opposed to acclivous …   Useful english dictionary

  • Acclivous — Ac*cli vous (#; 277), a. [L. acclivis and acclivus.] Sloping upward; rising as a hillside; opposed to {declivous}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Declivitous — De*cliv i*tous, Declivous De*cli vous, a. Descending gradually; moderately steep; sloping; downhill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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