/əfiliəˈtrɒpɪk/ (say uhfeeleeuh'tropik)

growing away from the sun, as of plant roots.
{see apo-, heliotropic}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Apheliotropic — A*phe li*o*trop ic, a. [Gr. ? + ? sun + ? belonging to a turning.] Turning away from the sun; said of leaves, etc. Darwin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apheliotropic — apheliotropically, adv. /a fee lee euh trop ik, troh pik, ap hee /, adj. Bot. turning or growing away from the sun. [1875 80; AP 2 + HELIOTROPIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • apheliotropic — aph·e·li·o·trop·ic …   English syllables

  • apheliotropic — a•phe•li•o•trop•ic [[t]əˌfi li əˈtrɒp ɪk, ˈtroʊ pɪk, æpˌhi [/t]] adj. bot turning or growing away from the sun • Etymology: 1875–80 a•phe li•ot′ro•pism ˈɒ trəˌpɪz əm n …   From formal English to slang

  • apheliotropic —   a. growing away from the sun.    ♦ apheliotropism, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • apheliotropic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • apheliotropism — /euh fee lee o treuh piz euhm, ap hee lee /, n. apheliotropic tendency or type of growth. [1875 80; APHELIOTROP(IC) + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • apheliotropism — [ə fē΄lē ä′trə piz΄əm] n. [ AP + HELIOTROPISM] a tendency of certain plants to turn away from the sun; negative heliotropism apheliotropic [ə fē΄lēə träp′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • apheliotropically — adverb see apheliotropic …   Useful english dictionary

  • a|phe´li|o|trop´i|cal|ly — a|phe|li|o|trop|ic «uh FEE lee uh TROP ihk», adjective. bending or turning away from sunlight: »an apheliotropic plant. –a|phe´li|o|trop´i|cal|ly, adverb …   Useful english dictionary

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