introrse

[ in-trawrs ]
/ ɪnˈtrɔrs /

adjective Botany.

turned or facing inward, as anthers that open toward the gynoecium.

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Origin of introrse

1835–45; < Latin introrsus, contraction of *intrōversus toward the inside. See intro-, versus

OTHER WORDS FROM introrse

in·trorse·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for introrse

introrse
/ (ɪnˈtrɔːs) /

adjective

botany turned inwards or towards the axis, as anthers that shed their pollen towards the centre of the flower

Derived forms of introrse

introrsely, adverb

Word Origin for introrse

C19: from Latin introrsus, contraction of intrōversus, from intro- + versus turned, from vertere to turn
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Scientific definitions for introrse

introrse
[ ĭntrôrs′ ]

Facing inwards toward the axis around which a flower is arranged. Used of anthers and the direction in which they open to release pollen.
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