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hyponasty

[hahy-puh-nas-tee] /ˈhaɪ pəˌnæs ti/
noun, Botany
1.
increased growth along the lower surface of a plant or plant part, causing it to bend upward.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; hypo- + Greek nast(ós) pressed close, compact + -y3
Related forms
hyponastic, adjective
hyponastically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for hyponasty

hyponasty

/ˈhaɪpəˌnæstɪ/
noun
1.
increased growth of the lower surface of a plant part, resulting in an upward bending of the part Compare epinasty
Derived Forms
hyponastic, adjective
hyponastically, adverb
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