[ nik-ti-trop-ik, -troh-pik ]

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

Origin of nyctitropic

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

Other words from nyctitropic

  • nyc·tit·ro·pism [nik-ti-truh-piz-uhm], /nɪkˈtɪ trəˌpɪz əm/, noun

Words Nearby nyctitropic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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