campylotropous love

Definitions

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

  • adj. Botany Having an ovule partially inverted and curved such that the micropyle nearly meets the funiculus.

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  • adj. Having the ovules and seeds so curved, or bent down upon themselves, that the ends of the embryo are brought close together.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the ovules and seeds so curved, or bent down upon themselves, that the ends of the embryo are brought close together.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as campylotropal.

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

  • adj. (of a plant ovule) curved with the micropyle near the base almost touching its stalk

Etymologies

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

Greek kampulos, curved + -tropous.

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Ancient Greek curved + a turning.

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