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Meaning of ACCUMBENT

Pronunciation:  u'kumbunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  lying down; in a position of comfort or rest
 

ACCUMBENT is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: decumbent, reclining, recumbent, unerect
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ac*cum"bent\ (-bent), a.
    1. Leaning or reclining, as the ancients did at their meals.
    
             The Roman . . . accumbent posture in eating.
                                                   --Arbuthnot.
    
    2. (Bot.) Lying against anything, as one part of a leaf
       against another leaf. --Gray.
    
             Accumbent cotyledons have their edges placed against
             the caulicle.                         --Eaton.
    
    
  2. \Ac*cum"bent\, n.
    One who reclines at table.
    
    
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: In botany terminology, describes the orientation of an embryo, with the radicle lying against the edges of the two cotyledons.
 

 

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