Hyponasty
Hyponasty Hy`po*nas"ty, n. (Bot.) Downward convexity, or convexity of the inferior surface. [1913 Webster]

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  • hyponasty — [hī′pō nas΄tē, hip′ōnas΄tē] n. [< HYPO + NASTY] Bot. the condition in which an organ, as a leaf, turns upward because of the more rapid growth of the bottom layers of cells: opposed to EPINASTY hyponastic adj …   English World dictionary

  • hyponasty — hyponastic, adj. hyponastically, adv. /huy peuh nas tee/, n. Bot. increased growth along the lower surface of a plant or plant part, causing it to bend upward. [1870 75; HYPO + Gk nast(ós) pressed close, compact + Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • hyponasty — hy·po·nas·ty …   English syllables

  • hyponasty — hy•po•nas•ty [[t]ˈhaɪ pəˌnæs ti[/t]] n. bot increased growth along the lower surface of a plant or plant part, causing it to bend upward • Etymology: 1870–75 hy po•nas′tic, adj. hy po•nas′ti•cal•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • hyponasty — /ˈhaɪpənæsti/ (say huypuhnastee) noun increased growth along the lower surface of an organ or part, causing it to bend upwards. {hypo + Greek nastos pressed close, compact + y3} –hyponastic /haɪpəˈnæstɪk/ (say huypuh nastik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • hyponasty —   n. stronger growth on the under side of a plant part.    ♦ hyponastic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • hyponasty — n. Bot. the tendency in plant organs for growth to be more rapid on the under side. Derivatives: hyponastic adj. Etymology: HYPO + Gk nastos pressed …   Useful english dictionary

  • -nasty — ˌnastē, aas , ti noun combining form ( es) Etymology: German nastie, from Greek nastos close pressed, firm + German ie y : nastic movement of a plant part in a (specified) direction, of a (specified) kind, or resulting from a (specified) class of …   Useful english dictionary

  • hy|po|nas|tic — «HY puh NAS tihk, HIHP uh », adjective. of or having to do with hyponasty; like hyponasty …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyponastic — See hyponasty. * * * …   Universalium

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