adj. [L. de, away from; versus, turn]
Directed downward; see antrorse, retrorse.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • antrorse — adj. [L. antero, anterior; versus, turned] Directed or leaning upward or forward; see detrorse, retrorse …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • descending — adj. [L. de, away from; scandere, to climb] Directed downwards or caudad; detrorse …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • retrorse — adj. [L. retrorsus, turned or bent backwards] Turned, bent, or directed backward; backward projecting; see antrorse, detrorse …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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