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Related to anatropous: anatropous ovule
Completely inverted so that the micropyle is facing downward and situated near the base of the funiculus: an anatropous ovule.
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(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 inverted; turned back 180 degrees on its stalk|
amphitropous - (of a plant ovule) partly inverted; turned back 90 degrees on its stalk
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