orthotropous
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1830 having the ovule straight and upright with the micropyle at the apex

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  • orthotropous — [ôr thä′trə pəs] adj. [ ORTHO + TROPOUS] Bot. growing straight: said of an ovule with its hilum and micropyle in a straight line …   English World dictionary

  • Orthotropous — Orthotropal Or*thot ro*pal, Orthotropous Or*thot ro*pous, a. [Ortho + Gr. ? to turn: cf. F. orthotrope.] (Bot.) Having the axis of an ovule or seed straight from the hilum and chalaza to the orifice or the micropyle; atropous. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • orthotropous — /awr tho treuh peuhs/, adj. Bot. (of an ovule) straight and symmetrical, with the chalaza at the evident base and the micropyle at the opposite extremity. [1820 30; < NL orthotropus. See ORTHO , TROPOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • orthotropous — adjective Growing straight and having the micropyle at the apex …   Wiktionary

  • orthotropous — or·thot·ro·pous …   English syllables

  • orthotropous — or•thot•ro•pous [[t]ɔrˈθɒ trə pəs[/t]] adj. bot (of an ovule) straight and symmetrical, with the chalaza at the evident base and the micropyle at the opposite extremity • Etymology: 1820–30; < NL orthotropus …   From formal English to slang

  • orthotropous — /ɔˈθɒtrəpəs/ (say aw thotruhpuhs) adjective (of an ovule) straight and symmetrical, with the chalaza at the evident base and the micropyle at the opposite extremity …   Australian English dictionary

  • orthotropous — adjective (of a plant ovule) completely straight with the micropyle at the apex • Ant: ↑campylotropous • Topics: ↑plant, ↑flora, ↑plant life …   Useful english dictionary

  • orthotropous ovule — noun a completely straight ovule with the micropyle at the apex • 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

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