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.

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Origin of apheliotropic

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

OTHER WORDS FROM apheliotropic

a·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 forms of apheliotropic

apheliotropism (æpˌhiːlɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm, əˌfiː-), noun

Word Origin for apheliotropic

C19: see apo-, heliotropic
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