Epinasty meaning

ĕpə-năstē
The downward bending of a leaf or other plant part, resulting from greater growth of the upper side than of the lower side.
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The condition in which an organ, as a leaf, turns downward because of the more rapid growth of the upper layers of cells.
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(botany) The downward curvature of leaves etc due to differential growth rates.
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Origin of epinasty

  • epi– –nasty

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition