decussate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin decusso (arrange crosswise or mark with a cross), from decussis (a 10 asses coin), from decem (ten) + as (a Roman coin). Based on the cross marking on the decussis coin.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • de-kusˈāt

Adjective[edit]

decussate (comparative more decussate, superlative most decussate)

  1. Crossed; intersected; resembling a letter X.
  2. (botany) Having opposite leaves arranged alternately at right angles.
  3. (rhetoric) Consisting of two rising and two falling clauses, placed in alternate opposition to each other.
    a decussated period

Verb[edit]

decussate (third-person singular simple present decussates, present participle decussating, simple past and past participle decussated)

  1. To form an X or to cross or intersect.

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

decussate

  1. feminine plural of decussato

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

decussāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of decussō