from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Tending to descend or move downward; descending.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tending to descend; tending downwards; descending.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Descending; tending down ward; having power to descend.


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  • The industry and pains now devoted to the determination of the physical characters of such races, to their ways of living, their tools and weapons, and to the relations of their dermal, osteal, and dental modifications to those of the mammals which follow next after _Bimana_ in the descensive series of mammalian orders, are exemplary.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 365, December 30, 1882


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