Also found in: Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
click for a larger image
introrse dehiscence (black) of anthers


adj. Botany
Facing inward; turned toward the axis: introrse anthers.

[Latin intrōrsus, contraction of intrōversus, inward : intrō-, to the inside; see en in Indo-European roots + versus, past participle of vertere, to turn; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]


(Botany) botany turned inwards or towards the axis, as anthers that shed their pollen towards the centre of the flower
[C19: from Latin introrsus, contraction of intrōversus, from intro- + versus turned, from vertere to turn]
inˈtrorsely adv



Bot. turned or facing inward.
[1835–45; < Latin introrsus, contraction of *intrōversus toward the inside. See intro-, versus]
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The anthers are located on the inner face of this tube and show longitudinal introrse dehiscence.
This group which started its operations against the foreign incursion in Iraq, went on to demonstrate a much more introrse facade.
There are six free stamen, with wider filaments at the base; the anthers have asymmetric tips and are dorsifixed, with longitudinal dehiscence, and introrse (Figure 11-m).