Hemitropous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hemitropous (Bot) Having the raphe terminating about half way between the chalaza and the orifice; amphitropous; -- said of an ovule.
    • Hemitropous Turned half round; half inverted.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • hemitropous Turned half round; half-inverted: specifically applied in botany to an ovule in which the axis of the nucleus is more curved than in an anatropous ovule. Also hemitropal.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Hemitrope