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por·rect (pə-rĕkt′, pô-)
Extended forward and outward: porrect mandibles.
, past participle of porrigere
, to stretch out
, forward, out
; see per
in Indo-European roots
, to direct, rule
; see direct
(Botany) botany extended forwards
[C20: from Latin porrectus, from porrigere to stretch out]
por•rect (pəˈrɛkt, pɔ-)
extending horizontally; projecting.
[1810–20; < Latin porrēctus,
past participle of porrigere
to stretch out =por-
forth, forward (akin to per
-) + -rigere,
comb. form of regere
to rule, guide]
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, densely covered by very long and dense setigerous tubercles; anterior and posterior lobes separated by a deep transverse impression dorsally at level of eyes; preocular part about twice as long as postocular part; eye (Fig.
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, covered with brown scales except for orange scales ventrally.