from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Partly inverted and attached near the center to the funiculus: an amphitropous ovule.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In botany: Having the hilum lateral and intermediate between the chalaza and micropyle; half-anatropous; heterotropous: applied to an ovule or seed, Having the embryo curved or coiled, as in all campylotropous seeds: so used by Richard.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of a plant ovule) partly inverted; turned back 90 degrees on its stalk


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