Adjective "appressed" definition and examples

(Appressed may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/əˈprɛs/

Definitions and examples

verb

Press (something) close to something else.
  1. 'By contrast, the specimens are primitive relative to homologous teeth of typical palaeoryctids in having a more lingual molar paraconid that is less appressed to the metaconid, and a shorter molar trigonid relative to the talonid.'
  2. 'The epipterygoid is a thin, roughly rectangular sheet of bone that rises from the dorsal surface of the palatal ramus of the palatoquadrate and is tightly appressed to the lateral wall of the braincase.'
  3. 'In contrast, a strongly obtuse apical angle is associated with an incurved ventral beak that is appressed to the dorsal umbo, resulting in the delthyrium being partly obscured.'

More definitions

1. pressed closely against or fitting closely to something.

More examples(as adjective)

"spines can be appressed."

Origin

Early 17th century: from Latin appress- ‘pressed close’, from the verb apprimere, from ad- ‘to’ + premere ‘to press’.