introrse

adjective

in·​trorse ˈin-ˌtrȯrs How to pronounce introrse (audio)
: facing inward or toward the axis of growth
an introrse anther

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of introrse was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Introrse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/introrse. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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