Campylotropous definition

kămpə-lŏtrə-pəs
Having an ovule partially inverted and curved such that the micropyle nearly meets the funiculus.
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Having a flower ovule with a structure that is partially inverted, with the stalk attachment at the bottom and the opening near the bottom.
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(botany) Having the ovules and seeds so curved, or bent down upon themselves, that the ends of the embryo are brought close together.
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Origin of campylotropous

  • Greek kampulos curved –tropous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Ancient Greek curved + a turning.

    From Wiktionary