excurrent


excurrent
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 main stem, as fir trees
3. Zool. of ducts, tubes, or passages whose contents flow outward

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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 — 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… …   New Collegiate 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