geotropism

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

Definition of geotropism

  1. :  a tropism (as of plant roots) in which gravity is the orienting factor

Origin and Etymology of geotropism

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1875


Medical Dictionary

geotropism

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

Medical Definition of geotropism

  1. :  a tropism in which gravity is the orienting factor


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