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

  • n. A downward bending of leaves or other plant parts, resulting from excessive growth of the upper side.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the downward curvature of leaves etc due to differential growth rates

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

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

epi- + -nasty.

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