Retrorse Re*trorse", a. [L. retrorsus, retroversus; retro back + vertere, versum, to turn. Cf. {Retrovert}.] Bent backward or downward. -- {Re*trorse"ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • retrorsely — See retrorse. * * * …   Universalium

  • retrorsely — re·trorse·ly …   English syllables

  • retrorsely — adverb see retrorse * * * retrorseˈly adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑retrorse …   Useful english dictionary

  • retrorse — retrorsely, adv. /ri trawrs , ree trawrs/, adj. turned backward. [1815 25; < L retrorsus, contracted form of retroversus bent backward, equiv. to retro RETRO + versus (ptp. of vertere to turn); see RETROVERSION] * * * …   Universalium

  • remissa —    L. remitto, drive back. Culms retrorsely scabrid …   Etymological dictionary of grasses

  • retrorsa —   L. turned backwards.   1) Hairs on upper surface of palea retrorsely disposed. Olyra retrorsa   2) with retrorse hairs on the leaf sheaths. Merostachys retrorsa …   Etymological dictionary of grasses

  • retrorse — /rəˈtrɔs/ (say ruh traws) adjective turned backwards. {Latin retrōrsus, contraction of retrōversus bent or turned backwards} –retrorsely, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • retrorse — [ri trôrs′] adj. [L retrorsus, contr. of retroversus, bent backward < retro, back + versus, pp. of vertere, to turn: see VERSE] Biol. bent or turned backward or downward retrorsely adv …   English World dictionary

  • retrorse — adj. Biol. turned back or down. Derivatives: retrorsely adv. Etymology: L retrorsus = retroversus (as RETRO , versus past part. of vertere turn) …   Useful english dictionary

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