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decussate

[′dek·ə‚sāt]
(botany)
Of the arrangement of leaves, occurring in alternating pairs at right angles.
(science and technology)
To intersect in the form of an X.
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Absence of generation of active oxygen radicals coupled with phagocytosis by the hemocytes of clam, Ruditapes decussates (Mollusca: Bivalvia).
decussates (Borsa & Thiriot-Quievreux 1990, Corni & Trentini 1990) and different from other family of Veneroida, such as Solen strictus (Wang et al.