- (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
Examples from the Web for anatropous
Historical Examples of anatropous
Ovary 1-celled, with an anatropous ovule; stigma sessile, entire.
Anatropous ovule of a Violet, the parts lettered as in the last.
Seed of a Violet (anatropous): a, hilum; b, rhaphe; c, chalaza.
Seed of a Larkspur (also anatropous); the parts lettered as in the last.
Fertile flowers consisting of a single ovary tapering into a short style; stigmas 2–4, awl-shaped; ovule erect, anatropous.
- (of a plant ovule) inverted during development by a bending of the stalk (funicle) attaching it to the carpel wallCompare orthotropous