Bot. turned outward or away from the axis of growth
Origin of extrorseFrench ; from Late Latin extrorsus ; from Classical Latin extra, outside + versus, past participle of vertere, to turn: see verse
Facing outward; turned away from the axis: extrorse anthers.
Origin of extrorseLate Latin extrōrsus, turned outward (modeled on Latin intrōrsum, turned inward) : Latin extrā, outside; see extra– + Latin versus, past participle of vertere, to turn; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.
extrorse dehiscence (black) of anthers
(comparative more extrorse, superlative most extrorse)
- (botany) Said of anthers dehiscing outwards from the center of the flower.