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exserted

[ek-sur-tid] /ɛkˈsɜr tɪd/
adjective, Biology
1.
projecting beyond the surrounding parts, as a stamen.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; exsert + -ed2

exsert

[ek-surt] /ɛkˈsɜrt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to thrust out.
adjective
2.
thrust out; exserted.
Origin
1655-65; < Latin exsertus stretched out, put forth, variant of exertus; see exert
Related forms
exsertion, noun
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Examples from the web for exserted
  • Pin flowers are characterized by having an exserted stigma and anthers within the corolla tube.
  • The crowded spathes, with paired silky racemes either exserted or partially enclosed, are reliable identification features.
British Dictionary definitions for exserted

exsert

/ɛkˈsɜːt/
verb
1.
(transitive) to thrust out; protrude
adjective
2.
protruded, stretched out, or (esp of stamens) projecting beyond the corolla of a flower
Derived Forms
exsertion, noun
exsertile (ɛkˈsɜːtaɪl) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Latin exserere to thrust out; see exert
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Word Origin and History for exserted

exsert

v.

"to thrust forth, protrude," 1660s, biologists' variant of exert (q.v.).

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