Heliotropism meaning

hēlē-ŏtrə-pĭzəm
Growth or orientation of a sessile organism, especially a plant, toward or away from the light of the sun.
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The growth or movement of a fixed organism, especially a plant, toward or away from sunlight. Heliotropism can be easily seen in sunflowers, which slowly turn their large flowers so that they continually face the sun.
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Any turning or bending of a plant or sessile animal toward, or away from, light, esp. sunlight.
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Growth or orientation of a sessile organism, especially a plant, toward or away from the light of the sun.
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The property of some plants of turning under the influence of light; either positively (towards the light) or negatively (away from the light)
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Origin of heliotropism

  • helio- +‎ tropism

    From Wiktionary