adjectiveBotany & Zoology
1Turned inwards. The opposite of extrorse.
- 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'.
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