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adj. Botany
Having an ovule partially inverted and curved such that the micropyle nearly meets the funiculus.

[Greek kampulos, curved + -tropous.]


(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
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
orthotropous - (of a plant ovule) completely straight with the micropyle at the apex