thermotropism

noun
ther·​mot·​ro·​pism | \ (ˌ)thər-ˈmä-trə-ˌpi-zəm How to pronounce thermotropism (audio) \

Definition of thermotropism

: a tropism in which a temperature gradient determines the orientation

First Known Use of thermotropism

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thermotropism

thermo- + -tropism, probably after German Thermotropismus

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The first known use of thermotropism was circa 1890

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“Thermotropism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thermotropism. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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thermotropism

noun
ther·​mot·​ro·​pism | \ (ˌ)thər-ˈmä-trə-ˌpiz-əm How to pronounce thermotropism (audio) \

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: a tropism in which a temperature gradient determines the orientation

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