Definition of Anatropy

1. a turning back of the ovule [n ANATROPIES]



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anatropy

anatotitan
anatoxic
anatoxin
anatoxins
anatreme
anatreptic
anatricrotic
anatricrotism
anatripsis
anatriptic
anatropal
anatrophic nephrotomy
anatropia
anatropous
anatropous ovule
anatropy (current term)
anatta
anattas
anatto
anattos
anatumomab mafenatox
anautogeny
anaxial
anaxon
anazoturia
anberries
anberry
anburies
anbury
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Literary usage of Anatropy

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"... is also clearly derived from radial construction, and anatropy of the ovule has followed atropy. ..."

2. Structural Botany: Or Organography on the Basis of Morphology. To which is by Asa Gray (1879)
"The direction of anatropy or of other turning of the ovule in the course of growth is somewhat'diverse. But in general, whenever ovules are in pairs, ..."

3. A Contribution to Our Knowledge of Seedlings by John Lubbock (1896)
"It must be admitted that there are some cases in which the anatropy of the ovule appears at first sight rather disadvantageous than otherwise. ..."

4. Gray's Botanical Text-book by Asa Gray (1879)
"The direction of anatropy or of other turning of the ovule in the course of growth is somewhat diverse. But in general, whenever ovules are in pairs, ..."

5. Principles of Physics, Or Natural Philosophy: Designed for the Use of by Benjamin Silliman (1871)
"It appears that light is so modified in passing through haze, or at an opaque edge of a small hole, as to acquire an anatropy or inversion of properties. ..."

6. A General System of Botany Descriptive and Analytical: In Two Parts by Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker, Joseph Decaisne, Emmanuel Le Maout (1876)
"... and [estivation of the corolla, structure of the ovary, anatropy and position of the ovules, capsular fruit, alternate leaves, and often climbing stem ..."

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