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How to Pronounce anatropous?

Correct pronunciation for the word "anatropous" is [ˌanɐtɹˈɒpəs], [ˌanɐtɹˈɒpəs], [ˌa_n_ɐ_t_ɹ_ˈɒ_p_ə_s].

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"Anatropous" in context

Anatropous is an uncommon term used in botany to describe a type of ovule. It describes an ovule which is curved and inverted in the plant with its apex pointing downwards. Anatropous ovules are found in a wide variety of plant families and generally require the assistance of pollen to become fertilized. Anatropous ovules are generally held firmly in place within the plant and are often enclosed in two protective carpels.

The shape and structure of an anatropous ovule allows the embryo sac to be situated deeper within the ovary and can be resistant to environmental factors like wind, rain, or extreme temperatures.

Usage over time for anatropous:

This graph shows how "anatropous" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

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