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 ovule. --Gray. [1913 Webster]


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  • hemitropous — he·mit·ro·pous …   English syllables

  • hemitropous —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷pəs adjective 1. [hemitrope (I) + ous] : hemitropic 2. [hemi (I) + tropous] : amphitropous * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • hemitropal — hēˈmi.trəpəl adjective : hemitropous …   Useful english dictionary

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