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porrect

[puh-rekt, paw-]
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adjective
  1. extending horizontally; projecting.
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Origin of porrect

1810–20; < Latin porrēctus (past participle of porrigere to stretch out), equivalent to por- forth, forward (see per, pro-1) + reg-, combining form of regere to rule, guide, direct + -tus past participle suffix
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Examples from the Web for porrect

Historical Examples

  • Shell ovate-conical, brownish olive; whorls armed with porrect tubular spines, enclosing setaceous bristles.

    Zoological Illustrations, or Original Figures and Descriptions. Volume I, Second Series

    William Swainson

  • The palpi are very heavily clothed with hairs, the last joint quite long and porrect.

    The Butterfly Book

    William Jacob Holland

  • The palpi are porrect, the third joint almost concealed in the dense hairy vestiture of the second joint.

    The Butterfly Book

    William Jacob Holland

  • The palpi are stout, the apical joint very slender, elongated, and porrect.

    The Butterfly Book

    William Jacob Holland


British Dictionary definitions for porrect

porrect

adjective
  1. botany extended forwards
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Word Origin

C20: from Latin porrectus, from porrigere to stretch out
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