rectipetality

noun
rec·​ti·​pe·​tal·​i·​ty | \ ˌrektəpə̇ˈtalətē \
plural -es

Definition of rectipetality

: the tendency of growing plant organs to grow in a straight line

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History and Etymology for rectipetality

rect- entry 1 + -petal + -ity

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“Rectipetality.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rectipetality. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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