Amphitropous
Amphitropal Am*phit"ro*pal (-pal), Amphitropous Am*phit"ro*pous (-p[u^]s), a. [Gr. 'amfi` + tre`pein to turn.] (Bot.) Having the ovule inverted, but with the attachment near the middle of one side; half anatropous. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • amphitropous — [am fi′trə pəs] adj. [ AMPHI + TROPOUS] having a flower ovule with an inverted structure, with the stalk attachment near the middle of the ovule and the opening near the bottom …   English World dictionary

  • amphitropous — /am fi treuh peuhs/, adj. Bot. (of an ovule) inverted so that the funicle is in the middle of one side. [1835 45; AMPHI + TROPOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • amphitropous — am·phit·ro·pous …   English syllables

  • amphitropous — adjective (of a plant ovule) partly inverted; turned back 90 degrees on its stalk • Ant: ↑anatropous • Topics: ↑plant, ↑flora, ↑plant life …   Useful english dictionary

  • amphitropous ovule — noun a partly inverted ovule turned back 90 degrees on its stalk • Hypernyms: ↑ovule …   Useful english dictionary

  • Glossary of botanical terms — Many of the terms used in Wikipedia glossaries (often most) are already defined and explained within Wikipedia itself. However, lists like the following indicate where new articles need to be written and are also useful for looking up and… …   Wikipedia

  • Amphitropal — Am*phit ro*pal ( pal), Amphitropous Am*phit ro*pous ( p[u^]s), a. [Gr. amfi + tre pein to turn.] (Bot.) Having the ovule inverted, but with the attachment near the middle of one side; half anatropous. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hemitropal — He*mit ro*pal, Hemitropous He*mit ro*pous, a. [See {Hemitrope}.] 1. Turned half round; half inverted. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Having the raphe terminating about half way between the chalaza and the orifice; amphitropous; said of an ovule. Gray.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hemitropous — Hemitropal He*mit ro*pal, Hemitropous He*mit ro*pous, a. [See {Hemitrope}.] 1. Turned half round; half inverted. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Having the raphe terminating about half way between the chalaza and the orifice; amphitropous; said of an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heterotropal — Het er*ot ro*pal, Heterotropous Het er*ot ro*pous, a. [Gr. etero tropos turning another way; ? other + ? to turn: cf. F. h[ e]t[ e]rotrope.] (Bot.) Having the embryo or ovule oblique or transverse to the funiculus; amphitropous. Gray. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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