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adjective in·trorse \ˈin-ˌtrȯrs\

Definition of introrse

  1. :  facing inward or toward the axis of growth <an introrse anther>



Origin of introrse

Latin introrsus, adverb, inward, from intro- + versus toward, from past participle of vertere to turn — more at worth


First Known Use: 1842


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