hyponasty definition

  • noun:
    • An upward bending of leaves or any other plant components, caused by development of the reduced part.
    • an upward bending of leaves or other plant components, due to enhanced growth to their lower area
    • Downward convexity, or convexity of this substandard area.
    • In botany, increased development over the reduced surface of an organ or part of a plant, inducing the part to bend upward. Compare epinasty.
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