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descending

[di′sen·diŋ]
(anatomy)
Extending or directed downward or caudally, as the descending aorta.
(neuroscience)
In the nervous system, efferent; conducting impulses or progressing down the spinal cord or from central to peripheral.
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9] Secunda adumbratio est ex eo [9] The second pretense derives ipso auctore novo descendens, qui from that same 'new' author, who minimum sane differt, quanquam certainly differs very little from differat, a Ciceronis eloquio.