plagiotropic

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adjective pla·gio·tro·pic \ˌplā-j(ē-)ə-ˈtrō-pik, ˌpla-, -ˈträ-\

Definition of plagiotropic

  1. :  having the longer axis inclined away from the vertical

Origin and Etymology of plagiotropic

Greek plagios + International Scientific Vocabulary -tropic


First Known Use: 1882


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