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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.

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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
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