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-tropism


variant of -tropy.

Nearby words

-trope, -troph, -trophic, -trophy, -tropic, -tropism, -tropous, -tropy, -tude, -tuple, -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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