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geotropism

noun ge·ot·ro·pism \jē-ˈä-trə-ˌpi-zəm\

Definition of GEOTROPISM

:  a tropism (as of plant roots) in which gravity is the orienting factor
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Origin of GEOTROPISM

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1875
Medical Dictionary

geotropism

noun ge·ot·ro·pism \jē-ˈä-trə-ˌpiz-əm\

Medical Definition of GEOTROPISM

:  a tropism in which gravity is the orienting factor

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