plagiotropic

adjective

pla·​gio·​tro·​pic ˌplā-j(ē-)ə-ˈtrō-pik How to pronounce plagiotropic (audio)
ˌpla-,
-ˈträ-
: having the longer axis inclined away from the vertical

Word History

Etymology

Greek plagios + International Scientific Vocabulary -tropic

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of plagiotropic was in 1882

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Cite this Entry

“Plagiotropic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plagiotropic. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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