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Ancient Greek περί (perí, around) + τρόπος (trópos, turn) + -al.


peritropal (not comparable)

  1. rotatory; circuitous
  2. (botany) Having the axis of the seed perpendicular to the axis of the pericarp to which it is attached.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.