- projecting beyond the surrounding parts, as a stamen.
Origin of exserted
- to thrust out.
- thrust out; exserted.
Origin of exsert
Examples from the Web for exserted
Historical Examples of exserted
Exserted, protruding out of, as the stamens out of the corolla.The Elements of Botany
The male muntjac-deer (Cervulus), however, offers an exception, as he is provided with horns and exserted canine teeth.The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex
The abdomen of the female ends in a long slender ovipositor, which, however, is not exserted in the mole cricket.
Stamens 4, nearly equal, exserted; anthers opening at the apex.
Exserted: protruded; projecting beyond the body or over a given point.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
- (tr) to thrust out; protrude
- protruded, stretched out, or (esp of stamens) projecting beyond the corolla of a flower
Word Origin for exsert
Word Origin and History for exserted
"to thrust forth, protrude," 1660s, biologists' variant of exert (q.v.).