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repent

Botany lying or creeping along the ground; reptant

repent

[′rē·pent]
(botany)
Of a stem, creeping along the ground and rooting at the nodes.
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show reptant and densely packed colonies, which form continuous encrusting sheets.
In this case, the movement of the soil down the slope is quite slow--a few millimeters in several decades--in a reptant process in which the surface soil glides on a more cohesive layer or horizon.