Definition of subrepent in English:

subrepent

adjective

  • Chiefly Botany. Of a plant or part of a plant, or (later also) a sessile animal: somewhat repent; especially having a growth habit intermediate between prostrate and erect. Now rare.

Origin

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin subrēpent-, subrēpēns, present participle of subrēpere to crawl, creep, ooze from sub- + rēpere to creep.

Pronunciation

subrepent

/ˌsʌbˈriːp(ə)nt/