Definition of exsert in English:


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


[with object] (usually as adjective exserted) Biology
  • Cause to protrude: an exserted stigma
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    • 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.


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

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