extrorse

Definitions:

  • Facing outward; turned away from the axis.
  • In <em>botany</em>, turned outward: applied to an anther which is turned away from the axis of the flower and faces the perianth.
  • In <em>zoology</em>, turned out or away from the body: correlated with <em>antrorse, introrse</em>, and <em>retrorse.</em>
  • Facing outwards, or away from the axis of growth; -- said esp. of anthers occupying the outer side of the filament.
  • Said of <xref>anthers</xref> <xref>dehiscing</xref> <xref>outwards</xref> from the center of the flower.
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