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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Cross or intersect so as to form a cross adj. - Crossed or intersected in the form of an X.

Usage examples (33)
  • The leaves on this plant are arranged in pairs opposite one another, with successive pairs at right angles to each other ( "decussate") along the red stem.
  • Thus, leaves normally opposite and decussate may, by fusion, become alternate.
  • Cancellate: cross-barred: latticed: with longitudinal lines decussate by transverse lines.
  • There are certain other nervous cords which decussate, are attached (to the vertebrae?), and are extended from both sides of them. for more
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