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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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for antrorse

uphill, higher, skyward, above, lofty, greater, antrorse, ascending

British Dictionary definitions for antrorse


  1. 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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