From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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.
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   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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