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antipodal

[an′tip·əd·əl]
(botany)
Any of three cells grouped at the base of the embryo sac, that is, at the end farthest from the micropyle, in most angiosperms.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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