- (of an ovule) inverted so that the funicle is in the middle of one side.
Origin of amphitropous
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The amphitropous ovule (Fig. 346) has a short or incomplete rhaphe.
Removed extra comma after "Amphitropous" in its index entry.
Hemitropous (ovule or seed), nearly same as amphitropous, 123.
Rhaphe, the line or ridge which runs from the hilum to the chalaza in anatropous and amphitropous seeds.
Raphe, the adherent funiculus connecting the hilum and chalaza in anatropous or amphitropous ovules or seeds.Seeds of Michigan Weeds
W. J. (William James) Beal
- (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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