plagiotropic

[ pley-jee-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik ]
/ ˌpleɪ dʒi əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk /

adjective Botany.

growing more or less divergent from the vertical.

Origin of plagiotropic

First recorded in 1880–85; plagio- + -tropic
Related formspla·gi·o·trop·i·cal·ly, adverb
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