hydrotropism


hy·drot·ro·pism

noun \hī-ˈdrä-trə-ˌpi-zəm\

Definition of HYDROTROPISM

:  a tropism (as in plant roots) in which water or water vapor is the orienting factor
hy·dro·tro·pic \ˌhī-drə-ˈtrō-pik, -ˈträ-\ adjective

Origin of HYDROTROPISM

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1882

hy·dro·tro·pism

noun \hī-ˈdrä-trə-ˌpiz-əm; ˌhī-drə-ˈtrō-ˌpiz-əm, -ˈträ-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYDROTROPISM

: a tropism in which water or water vapor is the orienting factor

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