introrse

adjective
in·​trorse | \ ˈin-ˌtrȯrs How to pronounce introrse (audio) \

Definition of introrse

: facing inward or toward the axis of growth an introrse anther

First Known Use of introrse

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for introrse

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

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“Introrse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/introrse. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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