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Definition of Decussate
DecussateDecussate De*cus"sate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Decussated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Decussating.] [L. decussatus, p. p. of
decussare to cross like an X, fr. decussis (orig. equiv. to
decem asses) the number ten, which the Romans represented by
To cross at an acute angle; to cut or divide in the form of
X; to intersect; -- said of lines in geometrical figures,
rays of light, nerves, etc.
Decussate De*cus"sate, Decussated De*cus"sa*ted, a.
1. Crossed; intersected.
2. (Bot.) Growing in pairs, each of which is at right angles
to the next pair above or below; as, decussated leaves or
3. (Rhet.) Consisting of two rising and two falling clauses,
placed in alternate opposition to each other; as, a
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