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extrorse

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adjective ex·trorse \ˈek-ˌstrȯrs\

Definition of extrorse

  1. :  facing outward <an extrorse anther>



Origin of extrorse

probably from New Latin *extrorsus, from Late Latin, adverb, outward, from Latin extra- + -orsus (as in introrsus) — more at introrse


First Known Use: 1858


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