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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Repentia: main axis procumbent or decumbent, forming secondary haptera on the ventral face; primary axis arising from the dorsal face; receptacles compressed to flattened.
The importance of distinguishing precipitous from procumbent coastlines lies in intertidal shellfish ecology and human shellfish predation.
The radial longitudinal section enabled us to determine the phloem radii, which are heterocellular, with 4-5 marginal rows of high upright cells, the multiseriate parts composed of procumbent cells having intercellular spaces (Fig.
The Canellaceae are anomalous within the Magnoliales in that they have unilateral paratracheal parenchyma, they lack apotracheal parenchyma, their vessel-ray parenchyma pits are half-bordered and similar to intervessel pits, and they commonly have crystals in procumbent and upright ray cells, a feature not seen in any other family of the Magnoliales.
The most notable differences are found in the perfect flowers and uniseriate homocellular rays composed of procumbent cells in Asteropeia versus the apetalous flowers and uniseriate homocellular rays composed of mostly upright or square cells in Physena.