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porrect

[puh-rekt, paw-] /pəˈrɛkt, pɔ-/
adjective
1.
extending horizontally; projecting.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; < Latin porrēctus (past participle of porrigere to stretch out), equivalent to por- forth, forward (see per, pro-1) + reg-, combining form of regere to rule, guide, direct + -tus past participle suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for porrect

porrect

/pəˈrɛkt/
adjective
1.
(botany) extended forwards
Word Origin
C20: from Latin porrectus, from porrigere to stretch out
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