geomalism

noun
ge·​om·​a·​lism | \ jēˈäməˌlizəm \
plural -s

Definition of geomalism

: a tendency of an organism to be influenced in growth by gravitation so that one side or lateral organ balances with another

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History and Etymology for geomalism

ge- + Greek homalismos action of leveling, from homalos + -ismos -ism

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“Geomalism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geomalism. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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