variants or hemitropy
plural hemitropisms or hemitropies
: the quality or state of being hemitropic

Word History


hemitropism from hemitrope entry 1 + -ism; hemitropy from French hémitropie, from hémi- hemi- entry 1 + tropie -tropy

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“Hemitropism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hemitropism. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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