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1. decussate

adjective. crossed or intersected in the form of an X.

Synonyms

  • intersecting
  • intersectant

Antonyms

  • good-natured
  • lengthwise
  • uncross

Etymology

  • decusso (Latin)

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2. decussate

verb. cross or intersect so as to form a cross.

Etymology

  • decusso (Latin)

Example sentences of the word decussate


1. Noun, singular or mass
This leaf arrangement has two types, decussate and distichous.

2. Adjective
Like opposite leaf arrangements, whorled plants can be decussate if there is a rotation in the leaves as they progress along the twig.

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