/ (nɪkˈtɪtrəˌpɪzəm) /
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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 nyctitropismnyctitropic (ˌnɪktɪˈtrɒpɪk), adjective
Word Origin for nyctitropism
C19: nyct-, from Greek nukt-, nux night + -tropism
Words nearby nyctitropism
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Example sentences from the Web for nyctitropism
This will explain why attempts at explanation of the phenomenon of nyctitropism had hitherto proved so baffling.Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919|Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose