heliotropism

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he·li·o·tax·is

(hē'lē-ō-tak'sis),
A form of phototaxis, and perhaps of thermotaxis, in which there is a tendency to growth or movement toward (positive heliotaxis) or away from (negative heliotaxis) the sun or the sunlight.
Synonym(s): heliotropism
[helio- + G. taxis, orderly arrangement]

heliotropism

(hē′lē-ŏt′rə-pĭz′əm)
n.
Growth or orientation of a sessile organism, especially a plant, toward or away from the light of the sun.

he′li·o·tro′pic (-ə-trō′pĭk) adj.

heliotropism

(hē″lē-ŏt′rō-pĭzm) [″ + trepein, to turn, + -ismos, condition]
The tendency of living organisms to turn or grow toward the sun.

heliotropism

a type of PHOTOTROPISM in which the flowers of a plant turn towards the sun during the day.
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