extrorse

adjective

ex·​trorse ˈek-ˌstrȯrs How to pronounce extrorse (audio)
: facing outward
an extrorse anther

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of extrorse was in 1858

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Cite this Entry

“Extrorse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extrorse. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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