antrorse definition

  • adjective:
    • Biology Directed ahead and upward, given that hairs on specific plant stems.
    • curved forward and upward
    • Forward or up in course.
    • bent or curved forward or upward
    • Biology Directed forward and upward, whilst the hairs on particular plant stems.
    • curved ahead and upward
    • ahead or up in direction.
    • bent or curved forward or upward
  • others:
    • In botany and zoology, bent or directed forward or upward: specially, in ornithology, placed on the bristly feathers which fill the nasal fossæ of such birds as crows and jays.
    • In ichthyology, turned ahead: said of spines.
    • In botany and zoology, bent or directed ahead or up: especially, in ornithology, applied to the bristly feathers which fill the nasal fossæ of these birds as crows and jays.
    • In ichthyology, turned forward: stated of spines.
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