Campylotropous
Campylotropous Cam`py*lot"ro*pous, a. [Gr. ? curved + ? a turning.] (Bot.) Having the ovules and seeds so curved, or bent down upon themselves, that the ends of the embryo are brought close together. [1913 Webster]

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  • campylotropous — [kam΄pi lä′trə pəs] adj. 〚< Gr kampylos, curved (akin to kampē, a bend: see CAMPUS) & TROPOUS〛 having a flower ovule with a structure that is partially inverted, with the stalk attachment at the bottom and the opening near the bottom * * *… …   Universalium

  • campylotropous — [kam΄pi lä′trə pəs] adj. [< Gr kampylos, curved (akin to kampē, a bend: see CAMPUS) & TROPOUS] having a flower ovule with a structure that is partially inverted, with the stalk attachment at the bottom and the opening near the bottom …   English World dictionary

  • campylotropous — adjective Etymology: Greek kampylos + International Scientific Vocabulary tropous tropous Date: 1835 having the ovule curved …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • campylotropous — cam·py·lot·ro·pous …   English syllables

  • campylotropous — adjective (of a plant ovule) curved with the micropyle near the base almost touching its stalk • Ant: ↑orthotropous • Topics: ↑plant, ↑flora, ↑plant life …   Useful english dictionary

  • campylotropous ovule — noun a curved ovule with the micropyle almost touching the funiculus • Hypernyms: ↑ovule …   Useful english dictionary

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  • arced arched arching arciform arcuate bowed — curved curved adj. 1. not straight; having or marked by curves. Opposite of {straight}. Note: [Narrower terms: {arced, arched, arching, arciform, arcuate, bowed}; {falcate, sickle shaped}; {flexuous}; {incurvate, incurved}: {recurved, recurvate}; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curved — adj. 1. not straight; having or marked by curves. Opposite of {straight}. Note: [Narrower terms: {arced, arched, arching, arciform, arcuate, bowed}; {falcate, sickle shaped}; {flexuous}; {incurvate, incurved}: {recurved, recurvate};… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • falcate sickle-shaped — curved curved adj. 1. not straight; having or marked by curves. Opposite of {straight}. Note: [Narrower terms: {arced, arched, arching, arciform, arcuate, bowed}; {falcate, sickle shaped}; {flexuous}; {incurvate, incurved}: {recurved, recurvate}; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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