excurrent
adjective Etymology: Latin excurrent-, excurrens, present participle of excurrere to run out, extend, from ex- + currere to run — more at car Date: 1826 1. characterized by a current that flows outward <
the clam's excurrent siphon
>
2. having the axis prolonged to form an undivided main stem or trunk (as in conifers) — compare deliquescent 2

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Excurrent — Ex*cur rent, a. [L. excurrens, p. p. of excurrere, excursum, to run out; ex out + currere to run. See {Current}.] 1. Running or flowing out; as: (Bot.) Running or extending out; as, an excurrent midrib, one which projects beyond the apex of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • excurrent — excurrent, ente [ɛkskyʀɑ̃, ɑ̃t] adj. ÉTYM. XXe; du lat. excurrens, entis, p. prés. de excurrere « courir dehors, s étendre hors de », de ex « hors de », et currere. → Courir; excursion. ❖ ♦ Sylv. Se dit des troncs rectilignes jusqu au sommet. ||… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • excurrent — [eks kʉr′ənt] adj. [L excurrens, prp. of excurrere, to run out, project < ex , out + currere, to run: see CURRENT] 1. running out or forth 2. Bot. a) projecting beyond the tip, as the midrib of certain leaves b) having an undivided projecting… …   English World dictionary

  • excurrent — /ik skerr euhnt, skur /, adj. 1. running out or forth. 2. Zool. giving passage outward; affording exit: the excurrent canal of certain sponges. 3. Bot. a. having the axis prolonged so as to form an undivided main stem or trunk, as the stem of the …   Universalium

  • excurrent — ex•cur•rent [[t]ɪkˈskɜr ənt, ˈskʌr [/t]] adj. 1) running out or forth 2) zool. giving passage outward: the excurrent canal of certain sponges[/ex] 3) Bot. a) bot having the axis prolonged so as to form an undivided main stem or trunk, as the stem …   From formal English to slang

  • excurrent — (ˈ)eks+ adjective Etymology: Latin excurrent , excurrens, present participle of excurrere to run out, make an excursion, project, extend, from ex ex (I) + currere to run more at current : running or flowing out: as a. of a plant or plant part …   Useful english dictionary

  • excurrent — adjective Of a vein or costa, extending beyond the tip or the margin of a leaf. This species of tree is recognized by the excurrent veins in its leaves. See Also: incurrent, percurrent …   Wiktionary

  • excurrent — adjective chiefly Zoology (of a vessel or opening) conveying fluid outwards. The opposite of incurrent. Origin C17: from L. excurrent , excurrere run out …   English new terms dictionary

  • excurrent — /ɛksˈkʌrənt/ (say eks kuruhnt) adjective 1. running out or forth. 2. Zoology giving passage outwards; affording exit, as the excurrent canal of certain sponges. 3. Botany a. having the axis prolonged so as to form an undivided main stem or trunk …   Australian English dictionary

  • excurrent — ex·cur·rent (eks kurґənt) excretory; efferent …   Medical dictionary

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