geotropism

noun
ge·​ot·​ro·​pism | \ jē-ˈä-trə-ˌpi-zəm How to pronounce geotropism (audio) \

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

First Known Use of geotropism

1873, in the meaning defined above

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geotropism

noun
ge·​ot·​ro·​pism | \ jē-ˈä-trə-ˌpiz-əm How to pronounce geotropism (audio) \

Medical Definition of geotropism

: a tropism in which gravity is the orienting factor

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