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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj appressed pressed close to or lying flat against something "adpressed hairs along the plant's stem","igneous rocks...closely appressed by this force"-L.V.Pirsson"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Appressed (Bot) Pressed close to, or lying against, something for its whole length, as against a stem.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • appressed Pressed closely against; fitting closely to; apposed. A term used in botany and zoology, and to a limited extent in geology: as, the spikelets of a grass may be closely appressed to the rachis. So also hairs or feathers when closely apposed are said to be appressed. Flexures of strata are said to be appressed when the anticlinals or synclinals are closely folded together, so that the opposite corresponding portions are brought in contact with each other. In botany, also written adpressed (which see).
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
p. p. appress, which is not in use. See Adpress


In literature:

Appress -ed: to press against; closely applied to.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Appresse (je), 603, 665.
"An Introductorie for to Lerne to Read, To Pronounce, and to Speke French Trewly" by Anonymous
Pileus convex or expanded, dry, clothed with a very minute appressed tomentum, whitish.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
Leaves minute, scale-like, appressed 2a, in =CISTACEAE=, p. 74.
"The Plants of Michigan" by Henry Allan Gleason
STRICTA, appressed; in var.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray