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amphitropous

[ am-fi-truh-puhs ]
/ æmˈfɪ trə pəs /
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adjective Botany.

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

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Origin of amphitropous

First recorded in 1835–45; amphi- + -tropous
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British Dictionary definitions for amphitropous

amphitropous
/ (æmˈfɪtrəpəs) /

adjective

(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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