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epinasty

  

      n   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  
     (C19: from epi- + -nasty, from Greek nastos pressed down, from nassein to press)  
  epinastic      adj  
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