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Definition of the adjective anatropous

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  1. (of a plant ovule) completely inverted; turned back 180 degrees on its stalk

Alternative definition of the adjective anatropous


  1. [botany, of an ovule] Having an inverted nucleus, whose apex points to the base

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Google previewA Dictionary of the Flowering Plants and Ferns (1973)

by John Christopher Willis, Herbert Kenneth Airy Shaw

Diagrammatic longitudinal Sections of Flowers, to show types of receptacle, ovary, stigma, &c A, hypogynous flower with unilocular ovary, parietal placentation, and numerous ascending anatropous ovules with raphe downwards j stigma ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

anatropous. Applied to the position of an *ovule where the *micropyle faces the * placenta and lies close to the base of the funicle. Compare CAMPYLOTROPOUS and ORTHOTROPOUS.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India (1889)

by Sir George Watt

celled; style short or elongated ; stigma entire, 2-4-lobed; ovules solitary in the cells, anatropous or half anatropous, decurved, funiculus short or sub- elongated, placenta basilar, micropyle inferior. The word Amorphophallus is derived from ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biology (1957)

by Michael Abercrombie, Clarence James Hickman, M. L. Johnson

ANATROPOUS. (Of ovule) inverted through 1800, micropyle pointing towards placenta. C.f. Orthotropous, Campylotropoas. ANDRODIOECXOUS. Having male and hermaphrodite flowers on separate plants. ANDRoEcIUM. Collective name for ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information by Hugh Chisholm

pendulous anatropous ovule with a ventral r ,' f raphe and a single integument. In the FIG. a.— Diagram of de£elopmcnt of the flower the stamens flower of Umbelhferac. appcair first| followed by the oetals. the sepals and the rudiments of the ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Seeds (2006)

Science, Technology and Uses by J. Derek Bewley, Michael Black, Peter Halmer

Anatropous The most common type of ovule in the angiosperms and more than 200 families are exclusively anatropous. Atropous ( orthotropous) is a different ovule type. (See: Fig. R.3 in Reproductive structures, 1 .

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences (1898)

Including the Pronunciation, Accentuation, Derivation, and Definition of the Terms Used in Medicine, Anatomy, Surgery ... by George Milbry Gould

See Anatropous. Anatropous (an-a”-ro-pus) [ävá, up; Toé Terv, to tu In biology, inverted. Applied to the ovule when c pletely inverted, so that the hilum and micropyle brought close together.

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Video shows what anatropous means. Having an inverted nucleus, whose apex points to the base. Anatropous Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio ...

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