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 (pə-rĕkt′, pô-)
adj. Biology
Extended forward and outward: porrect mandibles.

[Latin porrēctus, past participle of porrigere, to stretch out : por-, forward, out; see per in Indo-European roots + regere, to direct, rule; see direct.]
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(Botany) botany extended forwards
[C20: from Latin porrectus, from porrigere to stretch out]
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(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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PORRECT A A Scottish gruel B Extended C Clad in purple who am I?
116-118) densely setose, 1.8 x longer than wide, with porrect, spinulate RTA and broad, subquadrate distal retrolateral tibial apophysis (dRTA) also with field of spinules.
Staminal filaments slender, filiform, 8.4-10.5 mm long, slightly porrect, ochraceous to light yellow, dilated at the base, fused for 0.5-0.8 mm; anthers oblong 8-9.5 x 1.4-1.8 mm; connective yellow, 0.4-0.5 mm wide, pollen yellow or ochraceous.
pusilla, however the flowers have larger diameter of the central concavity, the inner tepal blades are narrower and longer with glandular area spreading in a small area above, the stamens show filaments smaller and porrect, and the anthers display broader connective.
7): Elongate, porrect, 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.
Small; antennae brown, bipectinate except distal 1/3; vertex covered with short pale gray scales; compound eyes dark brown, naked and large; labial palpi upturned and porrect, covered with brown scales except for orange scales ventrally.
The palpi are porrect, pale reddish underside with a short terminal segment and corps with hair tufts; the basal sensory patch is elongated and covered with white hairs, the underside of the palpi light greybrown.
Description.--Head: oval, slightly porrect, a little longer than broad.
48, 142, 218), and by the absence of a complete fringe of porrect setae around the lateral margins of the male carapace (Figs.
PORRECT A Scottish gruel B Extended C Clad in purple who am I?
occidentalis Sturtevant, 1954): epandrium and surstyli connected with internal structures of terminalia; cercus moderately well sclerotised, longer than wide, porrect posteriorly, not narrowed apically, bearing several moderately long setae, but lacking stout, tooth-like setae at apex; surstyli fused with ventral margin of epandrium, asymmetrical or symmetrical, narrow and rounded apically, bearing sparse, short setulae on apical half; a well-sclerotised process joining base of surstylus; gonite distinct and comparatively long, tapered ventrally, shorter than surstylus.
Head black, dorsum with narrow transverse lines, white medio-caudad of palpi, white between antennae, white dorsad of mid-eyes, pale blue behind antennae, broader white to pale blue cephalad on collar extending behind eyes and very broadly beneath eyes onto venteo-lateral portion of palpi, caudal portion of collar black; eyes dark gray; palpi black dorsad, third segment black, short, stout, porrect; antennae black with sparse whitish scales ventrad on club, apiculus dull red-brown of 20 (holotype) and 21 (paratype) segments.