tr.v. ex·sert·ed, ex·sert·ing, ex·serts
To thrust (something) out or forth; cause to protrude.
adj. also ex·sert·ed (-sûrtĭd)
Thrust outward or protruding, as stamens projecting beyond petals.
[Latin exserere, exsert-; see EXERT.]
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