hyponasty

noun hy·po·nas·ty

Definition of hyponasty

plural

-es

  1. :  a nastic movement in which a plant part is bent inward and upward

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Origin and Etymology of hyponasty

International Scientific Vocabulary hypo- + -nasty; originally formed as German hyponastie


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