rheotropism

noun

rhe·​ot·​ro·​pism rē-ˈä-trə-ˌpiz-əm How to pronounce rheotropism (audio)
: a tropism in which mechanical stimulation by a stream of fluid (as water) is the orienting factor

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“Rheotropism.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/rheotropism. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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