Definition of exsert in English:



[with object]usually as adjective exserted
  • Cause to protrude.

    ‘an exserted stigma’
    • ‘The flowers lack petals and display 8 prominently exserted stamens and a single exserted style.’
    • ‘All three subspecies are white flowering with a tubular corolla and a long style that exserts the stigma from the corolla tube.’
    • ‘In flowers of short-styled individuals, the top of the stigma is located just above the midpoint of the corolla tube and stamens are slightly exserted.’
    • ‘On the basis of the phylogenic relationships, autogamous species most likely evolved from self-incompatibility ancestors that have exserted stigmas.’
    • ‘The exserted stamens and feathery stigma branches, unique in the family, along with the preference of most species for open habitats, suggests wind pollination.’


Mid 17th century: from Latin exsert- ‘put forth’, from the verb exserere (see exert).