Definition of introrse in English:

introrse

Syllabification: in·trorse
Pronunciation: /ˈinˌtrôrs
 
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adjective

Botany & Zoology
1Turned inward. The opposite of extrorse.
More example sentences
  • Anthers are introrse and fused longitudinally through many papillae, in such a way that they form a cuff around the ovary.
  • Five introrse anthers are united to form a cylinder around the style while the separate filaments are attached to the base of the corolla tubes.
1.1(Of anthers) releasing their pollen toward the center of the flower.
More example sentences
  • The ten stamens are introrse, and when elongate the anthers group in the upper part of the flower.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin introrsus, from introversus 'turned inward'.

Derivatives

introrsely

adverb
More example sentences
  • Another object of the present invention is to provide a breaking-line cutting machine for the twist-off bottle cap in which the blade of a cutting set is introrsely curved that provides a swiftly, precisely and safely cutting of the twist-off caps and insures a good quality.
  • It is characterized in the introrsely curved inner edge of the cutting set by which the contact area between cutting set and the bottle cap is enlarged in order to make a precise and neat dashed breaking-line in the cap.

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