heliotropism definition

  • noun:
    • Growth or positioning of a sessile system, particularly a plant, toward or away from the light of sunlight.
    • the home of some flowers of switching under the influence of light; either definitely (towards the light) or negatively (away from the light)
    • The occurrence of switching toward the light, present in many leaves and blossoms.
    • In botany, the inclination of developing body organs to flex toward or perhaps in some situations from the light, because of within the former situation to the retarding impact exerted because of the light upon their growth quietly associated with highest illumination.
    • an orienting reaction to sunlight

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