Apogeotropic
Apogeotropic Ap`o*ge`o*trop"ic, a. [Pref. apo- + Gr. ? earth + ? turning.] (Bot.) Bending away from the ground; -- said of leaves, etc. --Darwin. [1913 Webster]

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  • apogeotropic —   , ageotropic, apogravitropic   Developing in an orientation contrary to gravitational force, e.g. cycad coralloid roots …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • apogeotropic — ap·o·ge·o·trop·ic …   English syllables

  • apogeotropic —   a. Botany, bending up or away from the ground.    ♦ apogeotropism, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • apogeotropic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • apogeotropism — apogeotropic /ap euh jee euh trop ik, troh pik/, adj. apogeotropically, adv. /ap euh jee o treuh piz euhm/, n. Biol. growth or orientation away from the earth; negative geotropism. [1875 80; APO + GEOTROPISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • Apogeotropism — Ap o*ge*ot ro*pism, n. The apogeotropic tendency of some leaves, and other parts. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cycadophyte — ▪ plant Introduction       any member of a diverse collection of mostly extinct primitive gymnospermous plants. They probably had their origins among the progymnosperms of the Devonian Period (416 to 359 million years ago), possibly among a… …   Universalium

  • coralloid root —   Club shaped apogravitropic (apogeotropic) root with the potential for hosting symbiotic cyanobacteria; specific to the Cycadales …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • apogeotropism — /æpədʒiˈɒtrəpɪzəm/ (say apuhjee otruhpizuhm) noun (of a plant) growth or tendency away from the earth; negative geotropism. –apogeotropic /æpədʒiəˈtrɒpɪk/ (say apuhjeeuh tropik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • ageotropic —   a. Botany, turning away from the earth; apogeotropic …   Dictionary of difficult words

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