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porrect

[ puh-rekt, paw- ]
/ pəˈrɛkt, pɔ- /
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adjective

extending horizontally; projecting.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for porrect

porrect
/ (pəˈrɛkt) /

adjective

botany extended forwards
C20: from Latin porrectus, from porrigere to stretch out
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