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anatropous

[uh-na-truh-puh s] /əˈnæ trə pəs/
adjective, Botany.
1.
(of an ovule) inverted at an early stage of growth, so that the micropyle is turned toward the funicle and the embryonic root is at the opposite end.
Origin of anatropous
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; ana- + -tropous
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anatropous

/əˈnætrəpəs/
adjective
1.
(of a plant ovule) inverted during development by a bending of the stalk (funicle) attaching it to the carpel wall Compare orthotropous
Word Origin
C19: from ana- (inverted) + -tropous
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