accumbent /əˈkʌmb(ə)nt/

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[Botany] (of a cotyledon) lying edgeways against the folded radicle in the seed.
– origin early 19th cent.: from Latin accumbent- ‘reclining’, from accumbere, from ad- ‘to’ + a verb related to cubare ‘to lie’.

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