amphitropous


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am·phit·ro·pous

 (ăm-fĭt′rə-pəs)
adj.
Partly inverted and attached near the center to the funiculus: an amphitropous ovule.

amphitropous

(æmˈfɪtrəpəs)
adj
(Botany) (of a plant ovule) partially inverted so that the base and the micropyle at the apex are the same distance from the funicle
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Adj.1.amphitropous - (of a plant ovule) partly invertedamphitropous - (of a plant ovule) partly inverted; turned back 90 degrees on its stalk
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
anatropous, inverted - (of a plant ovule) completely inverted; turned back 180 degrees on its stalk
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2011) consider Hylocereus ovules as amphitropous, bitegmic and crassinucellate, which during mega-gametogenesis and embryogenesis show abnormalities, suggesting apomixes.