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Partly inverted and attached near the center to the funiculus: an amphitropous ovule.
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(Botany) (of a plant ovule) partially inverted so that the base and the micropyle at the apex are the same distance from the funicle
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|Adj.||1.||amphitropous - (of a plant ovule) partly inverted; turned back 90 degrees on its stalk|
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