a. Biology, turning upward and forward.

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  • Antrorse — An*trorse ([a^]n*tr[^o]rs ), a. [From L. ante + versun turned; apparently formed in imitation of retrorse.] (Bot.) Forward or upward in direction. Gray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antrorse — [an trôrs′] adj. [ModL antrorsus: see ANTERIOR & VERSE] Biol. upward or forward antrorsely adv …   English World dictionary

  • antrorse — adjective bent or curved forward or upward a plant having antrorse hairs on the stem • Ant: ↑retrorse • Topics: ↑biology, ↑biological science …   Useful english dictionary

  • antrorse — angled forward or pointing anteriorly; opposite of retrorse …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • antrorse — adj. [L. antero, anterior; versus, turned] Directed or leaning upward or forward; see detrorse, retrorse …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • antrorse — antrorsely, adv. /an trawrs /, adj. Bot., Zool. bent or directed forward or upward. [1855 60; < NL antrorsus, equiv. to antr (as presumed base of L anterior ANTERIOR) + orsus, extracted from L introrsus INTRORSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • antrorse — adjective curved forward and upward …   Wiktionary

  • antrorse — an·trorse an .trȯ(ə)rs adj directed forward or upward an·trorse·ly adv …   Medical dictionary

  • antrorse — adj. bent forward, turned upward (Zoology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • antrorse — an·trorse …   English syllables

  • antrorse — an•trorse [[t]ænˈtrɔrs[/t]] adj. bio mve Biol. bent in a forward or upward direction • Etymology: 1855–60; < NL antrorsus=antr , as presumed base of L anterior anterior+ orsus, < L intrōrsus introrse an•trorse′ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

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