apheliotropic

[a-fee-lee-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik, ap-hee-]

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

adjective
  1. 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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