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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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.