procumbent


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procumbent

[prō′kəm·bənt]
(botany)
Having stems that lie flat on the ground but do not root at the nodes.
(science and technology)
Lying stretched out.
Slanting forward.
Lying face down.
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Ray cells mostly upright, with a few square to procumbent cells in central portions of rays.
16 In our study, all patients selected suffered had procumbent lips and associated dento-alveolar protrusion.
The detailed morphological study of the cranial remains of Lluc showed that, together with the modern anatomical features that characterized the family Hominidae, and which permit to consider it a member of this family, it displays a set of primitive features, such as thick dental enamel, teeth with globulous cusps, very robust mandible and very procumbent premaxilla, which are primitive features that characterize a group of primitive hominoids from the African Middle Miocene, known as afropithecids.
Perennial, bulb and groundcover plantings, however, can benefit from additional depth of snow cover as their growth is below ground or sufficiently procumbent so as to enjoy the increase in snow mulch.
The dwarf birch is a charming procumbent plant found growing untamed in this country too.
You could lie procumbent on the beach, spot whales and dolphins at some remote shore or daydream of nasty officemates tripping and falling into that lovely volcano.
Rays were heterocellular, possessing both upright and procumbent cells (Fig.
Using light and electron microscopy, Kreitner and Sorensen (1979a) documented the morphology of the erect and procumbent glandular trichomes found on several annual [M.
Depending on environmental conditions, the yernik may adopt a semiprostrate growth form (up to 28 or 31 in [70 or 80 cm] in height), or a procumbent growth form (12-14 in [30-35 cm] tall) or a completely creeping growth form that roots in the moss layer in peat bogs (4-12 in [10-30 cm] above the mass of sphagnum).
This apparent "packaging constraint," imposing an upper limit on total seed mass, can be attributed to the morphology of the fruit: it must be held up, off the ground on an erect peduncle (unlike the large pendulous or procumbent fruits produced by most cucurbits [cf.
Contract notice: Supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of a table dedicated to procumbent breast macrobiopsy for the radiology department of the Saint-Louis Hospital (75010 Paris).