Decussate

Definition of Decussate

De`cus´sate
v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Decussated; p. pr. & vb. n. Decussating.]
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 branches.
3.(Rhet.) Consisting of two rising and two falling clauses, placed in alternate opposition to each other; as, a decussated period.

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across, crossed, intersectant, intersecting
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