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thigmotropism

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noun thig·mot·ro·pism \thig-ˈmä-trə-ˌpi-zəm\

Definition of thigmotropism

  1. :  a tropism in which contact especially with a solid or a rigid surface is the orienting factor



Origin and Etymology of thigmotropism

Greek thigma + International Scientific Vocabulary -o- + -tropism


First Known Use: 1899


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thigmotropism

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noun thig·mot·ro·pism \thig-ˈmä-trə-ˌpiz-əm\

Medical Definition of thigmotropism

  1. :  a tropism in which physical contact especially with a solid or a rigid surface is the factor causing orientation of the whole organism




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