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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: (of a plant ovule) completely straight with the micropyle at the apex [ant: campylotropous]

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adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1830 having the ovule straight and upright with the micropyle at the apex

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Orthotropal Or*thot"ro*pal, Orthotropous Or*thot"ro*pous, a. [Ortho- + Gr. ? to turn: cf. F. orthotrope.] (Bot.) Having the axis of an ovule or seed straight from the hilum and chalaza to the orifice or the micropyle; atropous. Note: This word has also been used (but improperly) to describe any embryo whose radicle points towards, or is next to, the hilum.



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