- turned or facing outward, as anthers that open toward the perianth.
Origin of extrorse
Examples from the Web for extrorse
Historical Examples of extrorse
Stamens 6–12, more or less united with the style; anthers adnate, extrorse.
Filaments thread-like, much longer than the linear-oblong blunt anthers, which are fixed by a point above the base and extrorse.
Anthers heart-shaped or kidney-shaped, confluently 1-celled, shield-shaped after opening, extrorse.
- botany turned or opening outwards or away from the axisextrorse anthers
Word Origin for extrorse
- Facing outward, away from the central axis around which a flower is arranged. Used of anthers and the direction in which they open to release pollen.