De*cus"sate (?), 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 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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