[ep-uh-nas-tee] /ˈɛp əˌnæs ti/

noun, Botany.
(especially of leaves) increased growth on the upper surface of an organ or part, causing it to bend downward.
noun (pl) -ties
increased growth of the upper surface of a plant part, such as a leaf, resulting in a downward bending of the part Compare hyponasty


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