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anatropous


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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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anatropous 
  adj  :  (of  a  plant  ovule)  completely  inverted;  turned  back  180 
  degrees  on  its  stalk  [syn:  {inverted}]  [ant:  {amphitropous}] 




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