Etymology
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exsert (v.)

"to thrust forth, protrude," 1660s, biologists' variant of exert (q.v.) based on the original Latin form. Also as an adjective, "projecting beyond the surrounding parts." Related: Exsertion.

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Definitions of exsert

exsert (v.)
thrust or extend out;
the bee exserted its sting
Synonyms: stretch out / put out / extend / hold out / stretch forth
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