[puh-rekt, paw-]


extending horizontally; projecting.

Origin of porrect

1810–20; < Latin porrēctus (past participle of porrigere to stretch out), equivalent to por- forth, forward (see per, pro-1) + reg-, combining form of regere to rule, guide, direct + -tus past participle suffix
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botany extended forwards

Word Origin for porrect

C20: from Latin porrectus, from porrigere to stretch out
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