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

  • n. An upward bending of leaves or other plant parts, resulting from growth of the lower side.

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  • n. an upward bending of leaves or other plant parts, caused by increased growth on their lower surface

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Downward convexity, or convexity of the inferior surface.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In botany, increased growth along the lower surface of an organ or part of a plant, causing the part to bend upward. Compare epinasty.

Etymologies

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hypo- +‎ -nasty

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