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  • Apheliotropism — A*phe li*ot ro*pism, n. The habit of bending from the sunlight; said of certain plants. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apheliotropism — [ə fē΄lē ä′trə piz΄əm] n. [ AP + HELIOTROPISM] a tendency of certain plants to turn away from the sun; negative heliotropism apheliotropic [ə fē΄lēə träp′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • apheliotropism — /euh fee lee o treuh piz euhm, ap hee lee /, n. apheliotropic tendency or type of growth. [1875 80; APHELIOTROP(IC) + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • apheliotropism — Negative heliotaxis. [G. apo, away, + helios, sun, + tropein, to turn] * * * ap·he·li·ot·ro·pism (ap″he le otґrə piz əm) negative heliotropism …   Medical dictionary

  • apheliotropism — n. tendency to grow or turn away from the sun (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • apheliotropism — | ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈä.trəˌpizəm noun ( s) Etymology: apo + heliotropism : negative heliotropism (as in certain roots that turn away from the sun) …   Useful english dictionary

  • apheliotropic —   a. growing away from the sun.    ♦ apheliotropism, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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