Anatropal A*nat"ro*pal, Anatropous A*nat"ro*pous, a. [Gr. ? up + ? to turn.] (Bot.) Having the ovule inverted at an early period in its development, so that the chalaza is as the apparent apex; -- opposed to {orthotropous}. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

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  • anatropous — [ə na′trə pəs] adj. [ModL anatropus: see ANA & TROPOUS] Bot. having a flower ovule with an inverted structure, with the stalk attachment near the top and the opening near the bottom: the most common form for angiosperms …   English World dictionary

  • anatropous — adjective Date: circa 1846 having or being a plant ovule inverted so that the micropyle is bent down to the funiculus to which the body of the ovule is united …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anatropous — /euh na treuh peuhs/, adj. Bot. (of an ovule) inverted at an early stage of growth, so that the micropyle is turned toward the funicle and the embryonic root is at the opposite end. [1840 50; ANA + TROPOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • anatropous — adjective Having an inverted nucleus, whose apex points to the base …   Wiktionary

  • anatropous — anat·ro·pous …   English syllables

  • anatropous — /əˈnætrəpəs/ (say uh natruhpuhs) adjective (of an ovule) inverted at an early stage of growth, so that the micropyle is turned towards the funicle, the chalaza being situated at the opposite end. {New Latin anatropus inverted. See ana , tropous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • anatropous — adjective (of a plant ovule) completely inverted; turned back 180 degrees on its stalk • Syn: ↑inverted • Ant: ↑amphitropous • Topics: ↑plant, ↑flora, ↑plant life …   Useful english dictionary

  • anatropous ovule — noun a completely inverted ovule turned back 180 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

  • anatropy — anatˈropy noun • • • Main Entry: ↑anatropous * * * anatropy Bot. (əˈnætrəpɪ) [f. Gr. type *ἀνατροπία, f. *ἀνάτροπος: see anatropous a.] The condition of being anatropous. [see orthotropy] …   Useful english dictionary

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