hydrotropism

noun
hy·​drot·​ro·​pism | \hī-ˈdrä-trə-ˌpi-zəm \

Definition of hydrotropism 

: a tropism (as in plant roots) in which water or water vapor is the orienting factor

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hydrotropic \ˌhī-​drə-​ˈtrō-​pik, -​ˈträ-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of hydrotropism

circa 1882, in the meaning defined above

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hydrotropism

noun
hy·​dro·​tro·​pism | \hī-ˈdrä-trə-ˌpiz-əm; ˌhī-drə-ˈtrō-ˌpiz-əm, -ˈträ- \

Medical Definition of hydrotropism 

: a tropism in which water or water vapor is the orienting factor

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