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synonyms for decumbent

  • accumbent
  • flat
  • horizontal
  • prone
  • prostrate
  • reclining
  • recumbent
See also synonyms for: decumbency
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How to use decumbent in a sentence

The frond is long and narrow, and rarely rises erect, but usually is decumbent or reclined in position.
BEAUTIFUL FERNSDANIEL CADY EATON
In this case the mule was found decumbent on a concrete floor.
LAMENESS OF THE HORSEJOHN VICTOR LACROIX
These root-like fibres then branch out, sending out straight or decumbent articulated stems.
THE $100 PRIZE ESSAY ON THE CULTIVATION OF THE POTATO; AND HOW TO COOK THE POTATOD. H. COMPTON AND PIERRE BLOT
“A. elymoides,” weeping Mitchell grass; plant decumbent, the stems several feet long.
EARLY DAYS IN NORTH QUEENSLANDEDWARD PALMER
Some are attached by the whole length of the shell, they are then said to be decumbent.
A CONCHOLOGICAL MANUALGEORGE BRETTINGHAM SOWERBY
VanGorder's and Bradner's records may also be the decumbent form.
TREES OF INDIANACHARLES CLEMON DEAM
I refer Higley and Raddin's record to the decumbent variety.
TREES OF INDIANACHARLES CLEMON DEAM
Many plants habitually propagate by means of decumbent shoots and runners.
THE NURSERY BOOKLIBERTY HYDE BAILEY
The tiny blue to purple flowers of the Verbena are grouped in dense heads on decumbent stems.
FLOWERS OF MOUNTAIN AND PLAINEDITH S. CLEMENTS
Palpi long, slightly decumbent; third joint a little shorter than the second, with which it forms an obtuse angle.
JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY - VOL. 3VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DECUMBENT

  • collapsed
  • complanate
  • decumbent
  • deflated
  • empty
  • even
  • extended
  • fallen
  • flush
  • horizontal
  • low
  • oblate
  • outstretched
  • pancake
  • planar
  • planate
  • plane
  • procumbent
  • prone
  • prostrate
  • punctured
  • reclining
  • recumbent
  • splay
  • spread-out
  • supine
  • tabular
  • unbroken
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