exsertion

exsert

[ek-surt]
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

exsertion, noun
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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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exsert
biologists' variant of exert.
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