Extrorse Ex*trorse", a. [As if from an assumed L. extrorsus, for extroversus; extra on the outside + vertere, versum, to turn: cf. F. extrorse.] (Bot.) Facing outwards, or away from the axis of growth; -- said esp. of anthers occupying the outer side of the filament. [1913 Webster]

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  • extrorse — [ ɛkstrɔrs ] adj. • 1855; lat. extrorsus ♦ Bot. Étamine extrorse, dont l anthère est ouverte vers l extérieur. ⊗ CONTR. Introrse. ● extrorse adjectif (latin extrorsum) Se dit des anthères qui s ouvrent vers l extérieur de la fleur (renoncule,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • extrorse — [ek strôrs′] adj. [Fr < LL extrorsus < L extra, outside + versus, pp. of vertere, to turn: see VERSE] Bot. turned outward or away from the axis of growth: opposed to INTRORSE extrorsely adv …   English World dictionary

  • extrorse — adjective Etymology: probably from New Latin *extrorsus, from Late Latin, adverb, outward, from Latin extra + orsus (as in introrsus) more at introrse Date: 1858 facing outward < an extrorse anther > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • extrorse — adj. [Gr. extrorsus, in an outward direction] Turning or facing outwards; toward the outside; see introrse …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • extrorse — extrorsely, adv. /ek strawrs , ek strawrs/, adj. Bot. turned or facing outward, as anthers that open toward the perianth. [1855 60; < LL extrorsus in outward direction, equiv. to extr(a) EXTRA + (v)orsus (adv.) turned] * * * …   Universalium

  • extrorse — adjective Said of anthers dehiscing outwards from the center of the flower …   Wiktionary

  • extrorse — (èk stror s ) adj. Terme de botanique. Qui se dirige de dedans en dehors. Les anthères de l iris sont extrorses. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. extrorsum, en dehors, contracté de extra versum, tourné en dehors …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • extrorse — [ɛks trɔ:s] adjective Botany & Zoology turned outwards. The opposite of introrse. Origin C19: from late L. extrorsus outwards (adverb) …   English new terms dictionary

  • extrorse — ex·trorse …   English syllables

  • extrorse — ex•trorse [[t]ɛkˈstrɔrs, ˈɛk strɔrs[/t]] adj. Bot. bot turned or facing outward, as anthers that open toward the perianth • Etymology: 1855–60; < LL extrorsus outward = L extr(a) extra +(v)orsus turned ex•trorse′ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

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