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

  • adj. Biology Arranged on or turned to one side of an axis.

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  • adj. Arranged on one side only, as flowers or leaves on a stalk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Arranged on one side only, as flowers or leaves on a stalk.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • l. An obsolete form of second.
  • In botany and zoöl., arranged on one side only; unifarious; unilateral, as the flowers of the lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis), the false wintergreen (Pyrola secunda), etc.: as, secund processes of the antennæ.

Etymologies

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

Latin secundus, following.

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Latin secundus following the course or current of wind of water. See second (adjective).

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