Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Running or flowing in an outward direction.
  • adj. Marked by an outward flow of current.
  • adj. Botany Having a single, undivided trunk with lateral branches, as in spruce trees.
  • adj. Botany Extending beyond the apex of a leaf, as a midrib or vein.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of a vein or costa, extending beyond the tip or the margin of a leaf.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Running or flowing out.
  • adj. Characterized by a current which flows outward.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Running out.
  • In botany: Projecting or running beyond the edge or point of anything, as when the midrib of a leaf projects beyond the apex.
  • Prolonged to the very summit: applied to the trunk of a tree which is undivided to the top, as in the spruce, in distinction from a deliquescent growth.
  • Giving passage outward; affording exit: as, an excurrent orifice.

Etymologies

Latin excurrēns, excurrent-, present participle of excurrere, to run out; see excursion.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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