anatropous

adjective
anat·​ro·​pous | \ ə-ˈna-trə-pəs How to pronounce anatropous (audio) \

Definition of anatropous

: 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

First Known Use of anatropous

1835, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anatropous

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

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“Anatropous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anatropous. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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