[ in-trawrs ]
/ ɪnˈtrɔrs /
turned or facing inward, as anthers that open toward the gynoecium.
Origin of introrse
OTHER WORDS FROM introrsein·trorse·ly, adverb
Words nearby introrse
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Example sentences from the Web for introrse
Stamens 6, inserted at the base of the divisions; filaments slender, anthers short, introrse.
British Dictionary definitions for introrse
/ (ɪnˈtrɔːs) /
botany turned inwards or towards the axis, as anthers that shed their pollen towards the centre of the flower
Derived forms of introrseintrorsely, 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
[ ĭn′trôrs′ ]
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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