heliotropic

[ hee-lee-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik ]
/ ˌhi li əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk /

adjective Biology.

turning or growing toward the light.

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Origin of heliotropic

First recorded in 1870–75; helio- + -tropic

OTHER WORDS FROM heliotropic

he·li·o·trop·i·cal·ly, adverb
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