Extended forward and outward: porrect mandibles.
Origin of porrectLatin porr&emacron;ctus, 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