-tropism


variant of -tropy.

Nearby words

  1. -trope,
  2. -troph,
  3. -trophic,
  4. -trophy,
  5. -tropic,
  6. -tropous,
  7. -tropy,
  8. -tude,
  9. -tuple,
  10. -ty

Origin of -tropism

see origin at -tropy, -ism

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British Dictionary definitions for -tropism

-tropism

-tropy

n combining form

indicating a tendency to turn or develop in response to a certain stimulusphototropism

Word Origin for -tropism

from Greek tropos a turn

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Medicine definitions for -tropism

-tropism

suff.

Tropism:stereotropism.

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