Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having the ovule inverted, but with the attachment near the middle of one side; half anatropous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the ovule inverted, but with the attachment near the middle of one side; half anatropous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as amphitropous.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek ἀμφί (amphi, "both") + τροπή (tropē, "turn") + -al. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It is a shame to trouble [you], but will you tell me whether the ovule of Primula is "anatropal," nearly as figured by Gray, page 123, "Lessons in Botany," or rather more tending to "amphitropal"?

    More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2

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