thigmotropism

noun
thig·​mot·​ro·​pism | \ thig-ˈmä-trə-ˌpi-zəm How to pronounce thigmotropism (audio) \

Definition of thigmotropism

: a tropism in which contact especially with a solid or a rigid surface is the orienting factor

First Known Use of thigmotropism

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thigmotropism

Greek thigma + International Scientific Vocabulary -o- + -tropism

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The first known use of thigmotropism was in 1899

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“Thigmotropism.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thigmotropism. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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thigmotropism

noun
thig·​mot·​ro·​pism | \ thig-ˈmä-trə-ˌpiz-əm How to pronounce thigmotropism (audio) \

Medical Definition of thigmotropism

: a tropism in which physical contact especially with a solid or a rigid surface is the factor causing orientation of the whole organism

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