- turned or facing inward, as anthers that open toward the gynoecium.
Origin of introrse
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Stamens 6, inserted at the base of the divisions; filaments slender, anthers short, introrse.
- botany turned inwards or towards the axis, as anthers that shed their pollen towards the centre of the flower
Word Origin for introrse
C19: from Latin introrsus, contraction of intrōversus, from intro- + versus turned, from vertere to turn
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- 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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