nyctitropism

/ (nɪkˈtɪtrəˌpɪzəm) /

noun

a tendency of some plant parts to assume positions at night that are different from their daytime positions

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Derived forms of nyctitropism

nyctitropic (ˌnɪktɪˈtrɒpɪk), adjective

Word Origin for nyctitropism

C19: nyct-, from Greek nukt-, nux night + -tropism
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