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