amphitropous

adjective

am·​phit·​ro·​pous
(ˈ)am¦fi‧trəpəs
: having the ovule inverted but with the attachment near the middle of one side compare anatropous

Word History

Etymology

amphi- + -tropous

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amphitropous was in 1819

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“Amphitropous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amphitropous. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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