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odessa commented on the word selenotropism
adjective, "growth in response to moonlight" http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/selenotropismBased on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.
October 3, 2008
odessa commented on the word nyctitropic
Turning or bending at night into special positions. Nyctitropic movements of plants usually consist in a folding or drooping of the leaves, the advantage being in lessening the radiation of heat. Origin: From Gr, night + turning. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998) http://cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk/cgi-bin/omd?nyctitropic
December 15, 2007
odessa commented on the word coprophagous
(adjective)"feeding on dung"http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/coprophagous
odessa commented on the word ataraxia
(noun)calmness untroubled by mental or emotional disquiet http://medical.merriam-webster.com/medical/ataraxia
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