Per*it"ro*pal\, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to turn around; ? around + ? to turn: cf. F. p['e]ritrope.]

1. Rotatory; circuitous. [R.]

2. Having the axis of the seed perpendicular to the axis of the pericarp to which it is attached.
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