Growing at an oblique or almost horizontal angle
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  • Plagiotropic — Pla gi*o*trop ic, a. [Gr. pla gios aslant + ? to turn.] (Bot.) Having the longer axis inclined away from the vertical line. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plagiotropic — plagiotrópic adj. m., pl. plagiotrópici; f. sg. plagiotrópică, pl. plagiotrópice Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic …   Dicționar Român

  • plagiotropic — [plā΄jē ə träp′ik] adj. [ PLAGIO + TROPIC] Bot. having the longer axes of roots or branches slanting from the vertical line plagiotropically adv. plagiotropism [plā΄jēä′trə piz΄əm] n …   English World dictionary

  • plagiotropic — adjective Etymology: Greek plagios + International Scientific Vocabulary tropic Date: 1898 having the longer axis inclined away from the vertical …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • plagiotropic — plagiotropically, adv. /play jee euh trop ik, troh pik/, adj. Bot. growing more or less divergent from the vertical. [1880 85; PLAGIO + TROPIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • plagiotropic — pla·gi·o·trop·ic …   English syllables

  • plagiotropic — pla•gi•o•trop•ic [[t]ˌpleɪ dʒi əˈtrɒp ɪk, ˈtroʊ pɪk[/t]] adj. Bot. bot growing more or less divergent from the vertical • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • plagiotropic — /ˌpleɪdʒioʊˈtrɒpɪk/ (say .playjeeoh tropik) adjective denoting, relating to, or exhibiting a mode of plant growth which is more or less divergent from the vertical. {Greek plagio(s) oblique + tropikos inclined} –plagiotropically, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • plagiotropic —   a. (of plant) growing away from vertical …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • plagiotropic — …   Useful english dictionary

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