descender(redirected from descendeur)
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The segment of certain letters which extends below the general level of cross-alignment with other letters; for example, the lower part of “g” or “y.”
A lowercase letter that extends below the base line, such as "g", "j", or "p". Also used to denote the part of the letter extending below the base line. Compare ascender.