porrect

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English[edit]

The porrect jaws of some male beetles are used in competition for mates

Etymology[edit]

From Latin porrectus, past participle of porrigō (stretch out)

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porrect (comparative more porrect, superlative most porrect)

  1. (entomology, botany) stretched out or forward
    The palpi of moths in the genus Thumatha are porrect and slender.

Verb[edit]

porrect (third-person singular simple present porrects, present participle porrecting, simple past and past participle porrected)

  1. To stretch out or forward.
  2. (law) To proffer (a document) for inspection.
    • 1824, Thomas Poynter, A Concise View of the Doctrine and Practice of the Ecclesiastical Courts in Doctors' Commons
      The Court said, it was a general rule, that the Wife's Proctor, at this stage of the cause, was at liberty to porrect his Bill of Costs, as against the Husband.

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