noun, plural ap·pe·ten·cies.
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Appetency, ap′pet-ens-i, n. a seeking after: craving or appetite: desire, especially sensual desire—also Ap′petence.
We shall adopt the word "Appetency" to designate the Mentation in plant-life.Dynamic Thought|William Walker Atkinson
The doctrine of appetency attributed to Lamarck is without foundation.
If the word veut has suggested the doctrine of appetency in meaning has been pushed too far by the critics of Lamarck.
Such appetency or bare consciousness is the essential or substantial state of that which appears as physical nature.The Approach to Philosophy|Ralph Barton Perry