Extrorse meaning

ĕkstrôrs
Facing outward; turned away from the axis.

Extrorse anthers.

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Turned outward or away from the axis of growth.
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Facing outward, away from the central axis around which a flower is arranged. Used of anthers and the direction in which they open to release pollen.
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(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