Extrorse Definition

ĕkstrôrs
adjective
Turned outward or away from the axis of growth.
Webster's New World

(botany) Said of anthers dehiscing outwards from the center of the flower.

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Origin of Extrorse

  • Late Latin extrōrsus turned outward (modeled on Latin intrōrsum turned inward) Latin extrā outside extra– Latin versus past participle of vertere to turn wer-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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