Meaning of descender

de•scend•er

Pronunciation: (di-sen'dur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that descends.
    1. the part of a lowercase letter that goes below the body.
    2. a letter having such a part, as p, q, j, or y.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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