[am-fi-truh-puh s]

adjective Botany.

(of an ovule) inverted so that the funicle is in the middle of one side.

Origin of amphitropous

First recorded in 1835–45; amphi- + -tropous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for amphitropous



(of a plant ovule) partially inverted so that the base and the micropyle at the apex are the same distance from the funicle
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