[ ek-sur-tid ]
/ ɛkˈsɜr tɪd /

adjective Biology.

projecting beyond the surrounding parts, as a stamen.

Origin of exserted

First recorded in 1810–20; exsert + -ed2

Definition for exserted (2 of 2)


[ ek-surt ]
/ ɛkˈsɜrt /

verb (used with object)

to thrust out.


thrust out; exserted.

Origin of exsert

1655–65; < Latin exsertus stretched out, put forth, variant of exertus; see exert
Related formsex·ser·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for exserted


/ (ɛkˈsɜːt) /


(tr) to thrust out; protrude

adjective Also: exserted

protruded, stretched out, or (esp of stamens) projecting beyond the corolla of a flower
Derived Formsexsertion, nounexsertile (ɛkˈsɜːtaɪl), adjective

Word Origin for exsert

C19: from Latin exserere to thrust out; see exert
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Word Origin and History for exserted



"to thrust forth, protrude," 1660s, biologists' variant of exert (q.v.).

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