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de·scend·ing

(dē-send'ing),
Running downward or toward the periphery.
Synonym(s): descendens
[L. de-scendo, pp. -scensus, to come down, fr. scando, to climb]

descending

/des·cend·ing/ (de-send´ing) extending inferiorly.
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