Definitions

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

  • adj. Of or relating to a midrib that extends through the entire length of a leaf.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Running through the entire length; running through from top to bottom, as the midrib of a dicotyledonous leaf, the nerve of a moss-leas, or a grass-palet, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Running through the entire length.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany, running through the entire length; running through from top to bottom, as the midrib of a dicotyledonous leaf, the nerve of a moss-leaf, or a grass-palet, etc.

Etymologies

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

Latin percurrēns, percurrent-, present participle of percurrere, to run through : per-, per- + currere, to run; see kers- in Indo-European roots.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin percurrens, present participle of percurrere ("to run or pass through"), from per ("through") + currere ("to run").

Examples

  • Spikelets flat, ovate-elliptic or oblong, lateral nerves of flowering glumes very prominent and straight, almost percurrent; palea deciduous with their glumes 2.

    A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses

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