follow Dictionary.com

Are yams and sweet potatoes the same?

apheliotropic

[a-fee-lee-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik, ap-hee-] /æˌfi li əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk, æpˌhi-/
adjective, Botany
1.
turning or growing away from the sun.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; ap-2 + heliotropic
Related forms
apheliotropically, adverb
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for apheliotropic

apheliotropic

/æpˌhiːlɪəˈtrɒpɪk; əˌfiː-/
adjective
1.
(biology) growing in a direction away from the sunlight
Derived Forms
apheliotropism (æpˌhiːlɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm, əˌfiː-) noun
Word Origin
C19: see apo-, heliotropic
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for apheliotropic

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for apheliotropic