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(especially of a graptolite) having a climbing habit.
- ‘Despite its sand dune habitat and shortage of host support plants, this variety of Clematis shows mechanical characteristics during growth that are closely comparable with those of scandent woody lianas.’
- ‘It is a scandent shrub, and its purple-black drupes are likely dispersed by birds.’
- ‘At the base of the Silurian this fauna was replaced by the monograptids, scandent forms in which the thecae were arranged along one side of the stipe only.’
Late 17th century: from Latin scandent- climbing, from the verb scandere.
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