introrsely

introrse

[in-trawrs]
adjective Botany.
turned or facing inward, as anthers that open toward the gynoecium.

Origin:
1835–45; < Latin introrsus, contraction of *intrōversus toward the inside. See intro-, versus

introrsely, adverb
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introrse (ɪnˈtrɔːs)
 
adj
botany turned inwards or towards the axis, as anthers that shed their pollen towards the centre of the flower
 
[C19: from Latin introrsus, contraction of intrōversus, from intro- + versus turned, from vertere to turn]
 
in'trorsely
 
adv

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introrse   (ĭn'trôrs')  Pronunciation Key 
Facing inwards toward the axis around which a flower is arranged. Used of anthers and the direction in which they open to release pollen.
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