introrse

[in-trawrs]

Origin of introrse

1835–45; < Latin introrsus, contraction of *intrōversus toward the inside. See intro-, versus
Related formsin·trorse·ly, adverb
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introrse

adjective
  1. botany turned inwards or towards the axis, as anthers that shed their pollen towards the centre of the flower
Derived Formsintrorsely, adverb

Word Origin for introrse

C19: from Latin introrsus, contraction of intrōversus, from intro- + versus turned, from vertere to turn
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introrse in Science

introrse

[ĭntrôrs′]
  1. 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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