latin word

February 19, 2012

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Someone who has helped me with my daffodils has asked me if I know a
single word that means “opening in response to light” (likely in
latin or greek?). I’ve been unable to come up with one. Are any of
you able to think of a single word with this meaning, in any language?

5 responses to “latin word”

  1. Denis Dailey says:


  2. Becky Fox Matthews, Tennessee Becky Fox Matthews says:

    Heliotropic–you missed a key, Denis.;->

  3. Melissa Reading says:

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    There are some great suggestions so far, but still none of them
    conveys the meaning of opening. Tropism is turning toward, or
    growing toward. I haven’t been able to come up with it either, and
    will appreciate your continued efforts and suggestions.

    At 12:31 PM 2/19/2012, Becky Fox Matthews wrote:

  4. Nancy Kolson says:

    How about photptropic?  It applies to animals–maybe to plants, too.

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  5. David Liedlich says:

    Photoanthesis would work.
    Dave Liedlich