apheliotropic

[ a-fee-lee-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik, ap-hee- ]
/ æˌfi li əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk, æpˌhi- /

adjective Botany.

turning or growing away from the sun.

Nearby words

  1. aphasia,
  2. aphasic,
  3. aphasiology,
  4. aphelandra,
  5. aphelion,
  6. apheliotropism,
  7. aphemia,
  8. apheresis,
  9. apheretic,
  10. aphesis

Origin of apheliotropic

First recorded in 1875–80; ap-2 + heliotropic

Related formsa·phe·li·o·trop·i·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for apheliotropic

apheliotropic

/ (æpˌhiːlɪəˈtrɒpɪk, əˌfiː-) /

adjective

biology growing in a direction away from the sunlight
Derived Formsapheliotropism (æpˌhiːlɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm, əˌfiː-), noun

Word Origin for apheliotropic

C19: see apo-, heliotropic

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