Of or pertaining to descent; moving downwards.
<astronomy> Descending constellations or signs, that point in a planet's orbit where it intersects the ecliptic in passing southward.
<mathematics> Descending series, a series in which each term is numerically smaller than the preceding one; also, a series arranged according to descending powers of a quantity.
(01 Mar 1998)
descendens cervicalis, descendens hypoglossi, descender < Prev | Next >
descending anterior branch, descending aorta
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