tropesis

noun
tro·​pe·​sis | \ trōˈpēsə̇s \
plural -es

Definition of tropesis

Haeckelism
: the rudimentary will or tendency to action possessed by all substance

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History and Etymology for tropesis

New Latin, from Greek tropē action of turning (akin to Greek tropos turn) + New Latin -sis

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“Tropesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tropesis. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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