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plagiotropism

[pley-jee-o-truh-piz-uh m]
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noun Botany.
  1. plagiotropic tendency or growth.
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Origin of plagiotropism

First recorded in 1885–90; plagiotrop(ic) + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for plagiotropism

plagiotropism

noun
  1. the growth of a plant at an angle to the vertical in response to a stimulus
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Derived Formsplagiotropic, adjective
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