noun cli·no·stat \ˈklīnəˌstat\

Definition of clinostat



  1. :  an apparatus consisting of a slowly revolving disk usually regulated by clockwork by means of which the action of external agents (as light and gravity) on the movements of growing plants mounted on the disk may be modified or eliminated by the change of direction

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Origin and Etymology of clinostat

International Scientific Vocabulary clin- + -stat; originally formed as German klinostat

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a brief usually trivial fact

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