Definition of Retrorse

1. Adjective. Bent or curved backward or downward. "Leaves with retrorse barbs"

Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Similar to: Decurved
Antonyms: Antrorse



Definition of Retrorse

1. a. Bent backward or downward.

Definition of Retrorse

1. bent backward [adj]

Medical Definition of Retrorse

1. Directed backwards or downwards. Compare: antrorse. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Retrorse

retropulsion
retropulsions
retropulsive
retropyloric lymph nodes
retropyloric nodes
retroreflection
retroreflective
retroreflector
retroreflectors
retrorocket
retrorockets
retrorse (current term)
retros
retroscape
retroscapes
retroserrate
retrosnub
retrospect
retrospected
retrospectical
retrospecting
retrospection
retrospections
retrospective

Literary usage of Retrorse

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1. A Sketch of the Botany of South-Carolina and Georgia by Stephen Elliott (1824)
"Stem about 2 feet high, square,hispid along tlie ancles, the bristles generally retrorse. Leaven nearly sessile, very oblong, ovate, acute, serrulate rather ..."

2. Refugium Botanicum: Or Figures and Descriptions from Living Specimens, of ...by William Wilson Saunders, Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach, John Gilbert Baker by William Wilson Saunders, Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach, John Gilbert Baker (1882)
"... retrorse. Sepals and tepals ligulate-subacute, sometimes dilated towards their apex, whitish with some ..."

3. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa Gray, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1908)
"Stems retrorse-scabrous on the angles; leaves with retrorse-scabrous nerves and margin. Corolla 2-'( cm. long .... .... 6. C. patula. Corolla shorter. ..."

4. Gray's New Manual of Botany: A Handbook of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of by Asa Gray, Benjamin Lincoln Robinson, Merritt Lyndon Fernald (1908)
"C. americana, a. Flowers 1-», on slender peduncles or In loose inflorescences ce Style not exserted. Stems smooth (rarely villous), not retrorse-scabrous on ..."

5. Leaflets of Botanical Observation and Criticism by Edward Lee Greene (1906)
"... oblanceolate-elliptic, acute, 1 to 14 inches long, surpassing the internodes and suberect, both faces somewhat glandular and retrorse- ..."

6. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1906)
"... or +- Staminate spike usually peduncled; pistillate scattered, oblong or globose, scarcely bent, ascending or horizontally spreading, hardly retrorse. ..."

7. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1876)
"... midrib, and angles of the branches armed with spreading or retrorse ... the bristles sometimes obscure and not retrorse : peduncles and pedicels fewer ..."

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