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nyctitropic

[nik-ti-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ˌnɪk tɪˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/
adjective, Botany.
1.
tending to assume at or just before nightfall positions unlike those maintained during the day, as the leaves or flowers of certain plants.
Origin of nyctitropic
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; nycti- + -tropic
Related forms
nyctitropism
[nik-ti-truh-piz-uh m] /nɪkˈtɪ trəˌpɪz əm/ (Show IPA),
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