thigmotropism

noun thig·mot·ro·pism \ thig-ˈmä-trə-ˌpi-zəm \

Definition of thigmotropism

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

Origin and Etymology of thigmotropism

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


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thigmotropism

noun thig·mot·ro·pism \ thig-ˈmä-trə-ˌpiz-əm \

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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