noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary epi- + Greek nastos close-pressed (from nassein to press) + International Scientific Vocabulary 2-y Date: 1880 a nastic movement in which a plant part (as a flower petal) is bent outward and often downward

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  • epinasty — [ep′ə nas΄tē] n. [ EPI + NASTY] Bot. the condition in which an organ, as a leaf, turns downward because of the more rapid growth of the upper layers of cells: opposed to HYPONASTY epinastic adj …   English World dictionary

  • epinasty — epinastija statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Augalo organo, pvz., lapų, augimo pokytis, kai viršutinė organo dalis auga sparčiau už apatinę. Dėl to organas išsigaubia, nulinksta žemyn. atitikmenys: angl. epinasty vok.… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • epinasty — A process by which the growth of branches or petioles is abnormally pointing downward. This phenomenon is caused by the more rapid growth of the upper side. Epinasty may result from either nutritional deficiencies or irregularities at the plant… …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • epinasty — Asymmetrical growth of a leaf or stem that causes curvature of the structure …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • epinasty — epinastic, adj. /ep euh nas tee/, n. Bot. (esp. of leaves) increased growth on the upper surface of an organ or part, causing it to bend downward. [1875 80; EPI + Gk nast(ós) pressed close + Y3] * * * …   Universalium

  • epinasty — noun the downward curvature of leaves etc due to differential growth rates …   Wiktionary

  • epinasty — ep·i·nas·ty …   English syllables

  • epinasty — ep•i•nas•ty [[t]ˈɛp əˌnæs ti[/t]] n. bot increased growth on the upper surface of a plant organ or part, esp. a leaf, causing it to bend downward • Etymology: 1875–80 ep i•nas′tic, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • epinasty — /ˈɛpənæsti/ (say epuhnastee) noun (of a plant) increased growth on the upper surface of an organ, especially a leaf, causing it to bend downwards. {epi + Greek nastos pressed close, compact + y3} –epinastic /ɛpəˈnæstɪk/ (say epuh nastik),… …   Australian English dictionary

  • epinasty — n. Bot. a tendency in plant organs to grow more rapidly on the upper side. Etymology: EPI + Gk nastos pressed …   Useful english dictionary

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