adjective Etymology: Latin porrectus, past participle of porrigere to stretch out, from por- forward + regere to direct — more at portend, right Date: 15th century extended forward <
porrect antennae

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  • Porrect — Por*rect , a. [L. porrectus, p. p. of porrigere to stretch out before one s self, to but forth.] Extended horizontally; stretched out. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • porrect — adj. [L. por, before; regere, to stretch] Elongated forward; stretched out horizontally …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • porrect — /peuh rekt , paw /, adj. extending horizontally; projecting. [1810 20; < L porrectus (ptp. of porrigere to stretch out), equiv. to por forth, forward (see PER, PRO 1) + reg , comb. form of regere to rule, guide, DIRECT + tus ptp. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • porrect — 1. adjective stretched (out or forward) 2. verb To stretch out or forward See Also: porrection …   Wiktionary

  • porrect — (L). Stretched out, extended forward …   Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

  • porrect — por·rect …   English syllables

  • porrect — por•rect [[t]pəˈrɛkt, pɔ [/t]] adj. extending horizontally; projecting • Etymology: 1810–20; < L porrēctus, ptp. of porrigere to stretch out =por forth, forward (akin to per ) + rigere, comb. form of regere to rule, guide …   From formal English to slang

  • porrect —   a. stretched at length …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • porrect — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Glossary of Lepidopteran terms — Tornus redirects here. For the gastropod genus, see Tornus (gastropod).This glossary describes the terms used in the formal descriptions of lepidopteran species. Like all insects, adult butterflies have three distinctive segments to their bodies …   Wikipedia

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