or·​thot·​ro·​pous ȯr-ˈthä-trə-pəs How to pronounce orthotropous (audio)
: having the ovule straight and upright with the micropyle at the apex

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First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of orthotropous was in 1819

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“Orthotropous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orthotropous. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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