from The Century Dictionary.
- Turning or tending to turn toward the sun; specifically, of, pertaining to, or characterized by heliotropism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Bot.) Manifesting heliotropism; turning toward the sun.
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That's like asking sunflowers to stop being heliotropic.
The beauty of these jaded but heliotropic flowers was entirely self-generated and self-perpetuated.
The buildings thinned out and they saw some of the heliotropic Martian vegetation, spreading greedy hands to the Sun.
Since plants possess no nerves, this identity of animal with plant heliotropism can offer but one inference -- these heliotropic effects must depend upon conditions which are common to both animals and plants.
This reflex process agrees in every point with the heliotropic effects of light on plant organs.
Loeb states, on the authority of Eigenmann, that all those forms which live in caves were adapted to life in the dark before they entered the cave, because they are all negatively heliotropic and positively stereotropic, and with these tropisms would be forced to enter a cave whenever they were put at the entrance.
Nocturnal animals generally must be said to be negatively heliotropic, but these usually have larger and more sensitive eyes than the diurnal.
If you ever come across heliotropic or apheliotropic aerial roots on
But a team of engineering students at MIT, inspired by heliotropic plants that move in the direction of the sun all day (like a sunflower), have developed a new method of motivation for the photovoltaic cells to move.
Team member George Whitfield said that the heliotropic prototypes "are cheaper than existing system and can be built for materials that are readily available in developing nations."
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