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Meaning of ANATROPAL

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Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*nat"ro*pal\, Anatropous \A*nat"ro*pous\, a. [Gr. ?
up + ? to turn.] (Bot.)
Having the ovule inverted at an early period in its
development, so that the chalaza is as the apparent apex; --
opposed to {orthotropous}. --Gray.

 

 

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