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campylotropous


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Campylotropous  \Cam`py*lot"ro*pous\,  a.  [Gr.  ?  curved  +  ?  a 
  turning.]  (Bot.) 
  Having  the  ovules  and  seeds  so  curved,  or  bent  down  upon 
  themselves,  that  the  ends  of  the  embryo  are  brought  close 
  together. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  campylotropous 
  adj  :  (of  a  plant  ovule)  curved  with  the  micropyle  near  the  base 
  almost  touching  its  stalk  [ant:  {orthotropous}] 




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