exsertile

exsertile

[ek-sur-tl, -tahyl, -til]
adjective Biology.
capable of being exserted or protruded.

Origin:
1820–30; < French exertile. See exsert, -ile

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exsert (ɛkˈsɜːt)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to thrust out; protrude
 
adj
2.  protruded, stretched out, or (esp of stamens) projecting beyond the corolla of a flower
 
[C19: from Latin exserere to thrust out; see exert]
 
ex'sertion
 
n
 
exsertile
 
adj

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