Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, having the anterior margin of one leaf passing beneath the posterior margin of that succeeding it: opposed to incubous: noting the foliage of certain of the Jungermanniaceæ.
- adj. botany Describing an arrangement of leaves such that proximal (posterior) parts of older leaves overlap the distal (anterior) parts of younger ones.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) Having the leaves so placed that the upper part of each one is covered by the base of the next higher leaf, as in hepatic mosses of the genus Plagiochila.
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