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a·nat·ro·pous

 (ə-năt′rə-pəs)
adj. Botany
Completely inverted so that the micropyle is facing downward and situated near the base of the funiculus: an anatropous ovule.

anatropous

(əˈnætrəpəs)
adj
(Botany) (of a plant ovule) inverted during development by a bending of the stalk (funicle) attaching it to the carpel wall. Compare orthotropous
[C19: from ana- (inverted) + -tropous]
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Adj.1.anatropous - (of a plant ovule) completely invertedanatropous - (of a plant ovule) completely inverted; turned back 180 degrees on its stalk
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
amphitropous - (of a plant ovule) partly inverted; turned back 90 degrees on its stalk