from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Botany Completely inverted so that the micropyle is facing downward and situated near the base of the funiculus: an anatropous ovule.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having an inverted nucleus, whose apex points to the base

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Inverted: in botany, applied to the reversed ovule, having the hilum close to the micropyle, and the chalaza at the opposite end. An equivalent form is anatropal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of a plant ovule) completely inverted; turned back 180 degrees on its stalk


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