orthotropous

adjective
or·thot·ro·pous | \ȯr-ˈthä-trə-pəs \

Definition of orthotropous 

: having the ovule straight and upright with the micropyle at the apex

First Known Use of orthotropous

1819, in the meaning defined above

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