hyponasty

[ hahy-puh-nas-tee ]
/ ˈhaɪ pəˌnæs ti /

noun Botany.

increased growth along the lower surface of a plant or plant part, causing it to bend upward.

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Origin of hyponasty

1870–75; hypo- + Greek nast(ós) pressed close, compact + -y3

OTHER WORDS FROM hyponasty

hy·po·nas·tic, adjectivehy·po·nas·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for hyponasty

hyponasty
/ (ˈhaɪpəˌnæstɪ) /

noun

increased growth of the lower surface of a plant part, resulting in an upward bending of the partCompare epinasty

Derived forms of hyponasty

hyponastic, adjectivehyponastically, adverb
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