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decussate

 [de-kus´āt]
1. to cross in the form of an X.
2. crossed like the letter X.

de·cus·sate

(dē-kŭs'āt),
1. To cross.
2. Crossed like the arms of an X.
[L. decusso, pp. -atus, to make in the form of an X, fr. decussis, a large, bronze Roman (2nd c. BCE), 10-unit coin marked with an X to indicate its denomination]

de·cus·sate

(dē-kŭs'āt)
1. To cross.
2. Crossed like the arms of an X.
[L. decusso, pp. -atus, to make in the form of an X, fr. decussis, a large, bronze Roman (2nd c. BCE), 10-unit coin marked with an X to indicate its denomination]

decussate

(of leaves) at right angles to each other.
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On growing of the carpet-shell clam (Tapes decussates (L.)): two years of experience in Venice Lagoon.
In 2005 (the latest statistics available), Italy produced about 85,000 metric tonnes of the three major clam species in the country (grooved carpet shell clams, or Ruditapes decussates; Japanese carpet shell clams, or Ruditapes philippinarum; and striped Venus clams, or Chamelea gallina or Venus gallina).
Response of antioxidant systems to copper in the gills of the clam Ruditapes decussates. Marine Environmental Research, 54: 413-417.
Seasonal variations in condition, reproductive activity, and gross biochemical composition of two species of adult clam reared in a common habitat: Tapes decussates L.