Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The downward bending of a leaf or other plant part, resulting from greater growth of the upper side than of the lower side.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In botany, a movement or state of curvature due to the more active growth of the ventral side of an organ.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun botany the downward curvature of leaves etc due to differential growth rates

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[epi– + –nasty.]

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