adjectiveBotany & Zoology
1Turned inwards. 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.
mid 19th century: from Latin introrsus, from introversus 'turned inwards'.
Definition of introrse in:
- The US English dictionary