geotropism

noun ge·ot·ro·pism \ jē-ˈä-trə-ˌpi-zəm \

Definition of geotropism

: a tropism (as of plant roots or shoots) in which gravity is the orienting factor : gravitropism
  • Exactly how roots perceive and transduce gravity has not yet been fully explained, which is surprising because root geotropism has been investigated for more than 100 years.
  • —Lewis J. Feldman

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geotropism

noun ge·ot·ro·pism \ jē-ˈä-trə-ˌpiz-əm \

medical Definition of geotropism

: a tropism in which gravity is the orienting factor

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