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introrse

[in-trawrs] /ɪnˈtrɔrs/
adjective, Botany
1.
turned or facing inward, as anthers that open toward the gynoecium.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Latin introrsus, contraction of *intrōversus toward the inside. See intro-, versus
Related forms
introrsely, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for introrsely

introrse

/ɪnˈtrɔːs/
adjective
1.
(botany) turned inwards or towards the axis, as anthers that shed their pollen towards the centre of the flower
Derived Forms
introrsely, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from Latin introrsus, contraction of intrōversus, from intro- + versus turned, from vertere to turn
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introrsely in Science
introrse
  (ĭn'trôrs')   
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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