nyctitropic

[ nik-ti-trop-ik, -troh-pik ]
/ ˌnɪk tɪˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk /
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adjective Botany.

tending to assume at or just before nightfall positions unlike those maintained during the day, as the leaves or flowers of certain plants.

Nearby words

  1. nyctanthous,
  2. nycterine,
  3. nycterohemeral,
  4. nycti-,
  5. nyctinasty,
  6. nyctitropism,
  7. nycto-,
  8. nyctophilia,
  9. nyctophobia,
  10. nycturia

Origin of nyctitropic

First recorded in 1875–80; nycti- + -tropic

Related formsnyc·tit·ro·pism [nik-ti-truh-piz-uh m] /nɪkˈtɪ trəˌpɪz əm/, noun

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