thigmotropism


thig·mot·ro·pism

noun \thig-ˈmä-trə-ˌpi-zəm\

Definition of THIGMOTROPISM

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

Origin of THIGMOTROPISM

Greek thigma + International Scientific Vocabulary -o- + -tropism
First Known Use: 1899

thig·mot·ro·pism

noun \thig-ˈmä-trə-ˌpiz-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of THIGMOTROPISM

: 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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