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antrorse

[an-trawrs]
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adjective Botany, Zoology.
  1. bent or directed forward or upward.
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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
  1. biology directed or pointing upwards or forwards
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Derived Formsantrorsely, adverb

Word Origin

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