- extending horizontally; projecting.
Origin of porrect
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Examples from the Web for porrect
Shell ovate-conical, brownish olive; whorls armed with porrect tubular spines, enclosing setaceous bristles.
The palpi are very heavily clothed with hairs, the last joint quite long and porrect.
The palpi are porrect, the third joint almost concealed in the dense hairy vestiture of the second joint.
The palpi are stout, the apical joint very slender, elongated, and porrect.
- botany extended forwards
C20: from Latin porrectus, from porrigere to stretch out
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