Definition for exserted (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of exsert
Examples from the Web for exserted
Stamens 2, one each side of the upper lobe of the corolla, exserted; anther-cells confluent at the apex.
Sometimes the exserted bracts are bent backward; they are then said to be recurved or reflexed.
The parts back of the scales are bracts; these often project beyond the scales, when they are said to be exserted.
Stamens 10, often exserted; anthers arrow-shaped, erect in the bud, becoming inverted and opening by basal pores or short slits.
Stamens 4, nearly equal, exserted; anthers opening at the apex.
British Dictionary definitions for exserted
adjective Also: exserted
Word Origin for exsert
Word Origin and History for exserted
"to thrust forth, protrude," 1660s, biologists' variant of exert (q.v.).