apheliotropism

[uh-fee-lee-o-truh-piz-uh m, ap-hee-lee-]

noun

apheliotropic tendency or type of growth.

Nearby words

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

Origin of apheliotropism

First recorded in 1875–80; apheliotrop(ic) + -ism

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