adjective Etymology: Latin introrsus, adverb, inward, from intro- + versus toward, from past participle of vertere to turn — more at worth Date: 1842 facing inward or toward the axis of growth <
an introrse anther

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  • introrse — [ ɛ̃trɔrs ] adj. • 1846; lat. introrsum ♦ Bot. Étamine introrse, dont l anthère est ouverte vers l intérieur (opposé à extrorse). ● introrse adjectif Se dit d une anthère ou d une étamine dont les fentes de déhiscence sont orientées vers l… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Introrse — In*trorse , a. [L. introrsus inward, contr. from introversus. See {Introvert}.] (Bot.) Turning or facing inward, or toward the axis of the part to which it belongs. Gray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • introrse — [in trôrs′, in′trôrs΄] adj. [L introrsus, contr. of introversus: see INTRO & VERSE] Bot. facing inward, or toward the center: opposed to EXTRORSE introrsely adv …   English World dictionary

  • introrse — adj. [L. intro, within; versus, turn] Facing or directed inward toward the axis; see extrorse …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • introrse — introrsely, adv. /in trawrs /, adj. Bot. turned or facing inward, as anthers that open toward the gynoecium. [1835 45; < L introrsus, contr. of *introversus toward the inside. See INTRO , VERSUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • introrse — adjective a) Facing or turned inwards or towards an axis. b) Said of anthers dehiscing toward the center of the flower …   Wiktionary

  • introrse — (in tror s ) adj. Terme de botanique. Qui est tourné en dedans. Anthères introrses, anthères qui s ouvrent du côté du pistil. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. introrsum, en dedans …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • introrse — [ɪn trɔ:s] adjective Botany & Zoology turned inwards. The opposite of extrorse. Origin C19: from L. introrsus, from introversus turned inwards …   English new terms dictionary

  • introrse — in·trorse …   English syllables

  • introrse — in•trorse [[t]ɪnˈtrɔrs[/t]] adj. bot bot turned or facing inward • Etymology: 1835–45; < L introrsus, contr. of *intrōversus toward the inside. See intro , versus …   From formal English to slang

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