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hyponasty

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

1870–75; hypo- + Greek nast(ós) pressed close, compact + -y3
Related formshy·po·nas·tic, adjectivehy·po·nas·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for hyponasty

hyponasty

noun
  1. increased growth of the lower surface of a plant part, resulting in an upward bending of the partCompare epinasty
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Derived Formshyponastic, adjectivehyponastically, adverb
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