Definitions

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

Latin secundus, following.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin secundus following the course or current of wind of water. See second (adjective). (Wiktionary)

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.