[ a-fee-lee-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik, ap-hee- ]
/ æˌfi li əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk, æpˌhi- /
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turning or growing away from the sun.
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OTHER WORDS FROM apheliotropica·phe·li·o·trop·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Bignonia capreolata, with its strongly apheliotropic tendrils (which I had from Kew), is now interesting me greatly.More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II|Charles Darwin
British Dictionary definitions for apheliotropic
/ (æpˌhiːlɪəˈtrɒpɪk, əˌfiː-) /
biology growing in a direction away from the sunlight
Derived forms of apheliotropicapheliotropism (æpˌhiːlɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm, əˌfiː-), noun
Word Origin for apheliotropic
C19: see apo-, heliotropic
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