thermotropism

noun
ther·mot·ro·pism | \ (ˌ)thər-ˈmä-trə-ˌpi-zəm \

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

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The first known use of thermotropism was circa 1890

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thermotropism

noun
ther·mot·ro·pism | \ (ˌ)thər-ˈmä-trə-ˌpiz-əm \

Medical Definition of thermotropism 

: a tropism in which a temperature gradient determines the orientation

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