adjectiveBotany & Zoology
- 1Turned outward. The opposite of introrse.More example sentences
- These pitchers are extrorse (face outward), and according to habitat can be red, green, yellow, or orange, and are as long as 21 cm.
- These pollen sacs can face outward, in which case the stamens are called extrorse (eg, Ranunculaceae), or inward, in which case the stamens are called introrse.
- 1.1(Of anthers) releasing their pollen on the outside of the flower.More example sentences
- Anthers are juxtaposed, included in the corolla, extrorse and open longitudinally.
- Extrorse anthers are somewhat concentrated in primitive dicots and primitive monocots and are rare in more advanced groups.
- On the other hand, there is a correlation between extrorse anthers and short filaments:
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- Anthers dehisce extrorsely 4548 h after anthesis by which time the stigmas are completely dry.
- In developing flowers the stamens are tightly appressed but soon mature centripetally and bend extrorsely at anthesis.
mid 19th century: from late Latin extrorsus 'outward'(adverb).
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