[ster-ee-o-truh-piz-uh m, steer-]
- a tropism determined by contact with a solid.
Origin of stereotropism
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Examples from the Web for stereotropism
The act of seeking the female as well as that of cohabitation are in many cases combinations of chemotropism and stereotropism.
This may be a tropism (stereotropism) or it may be a mere surface tension phenomenon.
- another name for thigmotropism
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