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exsert

Line breaks: ex¦sert
Pronunciation: /ɪkˈsəːt
 
, ɛk-/

Definition of exsert in English:

verb

[with object] (usually as adjective exserted) Biology
Cause to protrude: an exserted stigma
More example sentences
  • On the basis of the phylogenic relationships, autogamous species most likely evolved from self-incompatibility ancestors that have exserted stigmas.
  • In flowers of short-styled individuals, the top of the stigma is located just above the midpoint of the corolla tube and stamens are slightly exserted.
  • All three subspecies are white flowering with a tubular corolla and a long style that exserts the stigma from the corolla tube.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin exsert- 'put forth', from the verb exserere (see exert).

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