stereotropism

noun
stere·​ot·​ro·​pism

Definition of stereotropism

1 : a tropism in which contact especially with a solid body or a rigid surface is the orienting factor — compare haptotropism
2 : stereotaxis

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History and Etymology for stereotropism

International Scientific Vocabulary stere- + tropism

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“Stereotropism.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stereotropism. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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