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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Biology Directed forward and upward, as the hairs on certain plant stems.

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  • adj. curved forward and upward

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Forward or upward in direction.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany and zoology, bent or directed forward or upward: especially, in ornithology, applied to the bristly feathers which fill the nasal fossæ of such birds as crows and jays.
  • In ichthyology, turned forward: said of spines.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. bent or curved forward or upward

Etymologies

New Latin antrōrsum, from Latin anterior, before (perhaps after intrōrsum, inwards, from interior, inside); see anterior.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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