||Pressed flat or close up
against a surface but not joined with it.
(Latin "appressus", past participle of "appremere",
press to )
Especially of plant parts or
organ that are pressed closely
against a surface (or another organ) without being united to it,
frequently for their whole length, as against a
With whorls overlapping against an
organ in the direction of the apex, so
that their outer surfaces converge gradually, as
leaves on certain plant stems that are
parallel or nearly parallel with the surface or
axis of origin.