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tr.v. ex·sert·ed, ex·sert·ing, ex·serts
To thrust (something) out or forth; cause to protrude.
adj. also ex·sert·ed (-sûr′tĭd)
Thrust outward or protruding, as stamens projecting beyond petals.
[Latin exserere, exsert-; see exert.]
(Biology) (tr) to thrust out; protrude
(Biology) protruded, stretched out, or (esp of stamens) projecting beyond the corolla of a flower
[C19: from Latin exserere to thrust out; see exert]
to thrust out.
[1655–65; < Latin exsertus, variant of exertus; see exert]
Past participle: exserted
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|Verb||1.||exsert - thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting"|
hyperextend - extend a joint beyond its normal range; "Don't hyperextend your elbow"