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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
1840-1850
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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