American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Biology Directed forward and upward, as the hairs on certain plant stems.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Bot.) Forward or upward in direction.
- adj. bent or curved forward or upward
- 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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