antrorse

[an-trawrs]

adjective Botany, Zoology.

bent or directed forward or upward.

Nearby words

  1. antrim,
  2. antro-,
  3. antroduodenectomy,
  4. antron,
  5. antronasal,
  6. antrorsely,
  7. antroscope,
  8. antroscopy,
  9. antrostomy,
  10. antrotomy

Origin of antrorse

1855–60; < New Latin antrorsus, equivalent to antr- (as presumed base of Latin anterior anterior) + -orsus, extracted from Latin intrōrsus introrse

Related formsan·trorse·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for antrorse

antrorse

adjective

biology directed or pointing upwards or forwards
Derived Formsantrorsely, adverb

Word Origin for antrorse

C19: from New Latin antrorsus, from antero- front + -orsus, as in Latin introrsus; see introrse

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