hyponastic

hyponasty

[hahy-puh-nas-tee]
noun Botany.
increased growth along the lower surface of a plant or plant part, causing it to bend upward.

Origin:
1870–75; hypo- + Greek nast(ós) pressed close, compact + -y3

hyponastic, adjective
hyponastically, adverb
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hyponasty (ˈhaɪpəˌnæstɪ)
 
n
Compare epinasty increased growth of the lower surface of a plant part, resulting in an upward bending of the part
 
hypo'nastic
 
adj
 
hypo'nastically
 
adv

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