anat·​ro·​pous ə-ˈna-trə-pəs How to pronounce anatropous (audio)
: having or being a plant ovule inverted so that the micropyle is bent down to the funiculus to which the body of the ovule is united

Word History


borrowed from New Latin anatropus, from ana- ana- + -tropus -tropous

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anatropous was in 1835

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“Anatropous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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