Extended forward and outward: porrect mandibles.
Origin of porrectLatin porrēctus past participle of porrigere to stretch out por- forward, out ; see per1 in Indo-European roots. regere to direct, rule ; see direct .
(comparative more porrect, superlative most porrect)
- stretched (out or forward)
(third-person singular simple present porrects, present participle porrecting, simple past and past participle porrected)
- To stretch out or forward