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Having an ovule partially inverted and curved such that the micropyle nearly meets the funiculus.
[Greek kampulos, curved + -tropous.]
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(of an ovule) curved so that the micropyle and funiculus almost touch
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|Adj.||1.||campylotropous - (of a plant ovule) curved with the micropyle near the base almost touching its stalk|
orthotropous - (of a plant ovule) completely straight with the micropyle at the apex
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