campylotropous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj campylotropous (of a plant ovule) curved with the micropyle near the base almost touching its stalk
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Campylotropous (Bot) 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • campylotropous Same as campylotropal.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. curved + a turning

Usage

In literature:

The latter mode prevails in Campylotropous seeds.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
Seeds amphitropous or campylotropous.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
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