- to thrust out.
- thrust out; exserted.
Origin of exsert
1655–65; < Latin exsertus stretched out, put forth, variant of exertus; see exert
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- (tr) to thrust out; protrude
- protruded, stretched out, or (esp of stamens) projecting beyond the corolla of a flower
Word Origin for exsert
C19: from Latin exserere to thrust out; see exert
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"to thrust forth, protrude," 1660s, biologists' variant of exert (q.v.).
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