campylotropous

adjective

cam·​py·​lot·​ro·​pous ˌkam-pi-ˈlä-trə-pəs How to pronounce campylotropous (audio)
: having the ovule curved

Word History

Etymology

Greek kampylos + International Scientific Vocabulary -tropous -tropous

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of campylotropous was in 1835

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Cite this Entry

“Campylotropous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/campylotropous. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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