Meaning of decussate

de•cus•sate

Pronunciation: (v.di-kus'āt, dek'u-sāt"adj.di-kus'āt, -it), [key]
— v., adj. -sat•ed, -sat•ing,
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to cross in the form of anintersect.
—adj.
  1. in the form of ancrossed; intersected.
  2. arranged along the stem in pairs, each pair at right angles to the pair next above or below, as leaves.
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