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chemotropism

[ ki-mo-truh-piz-uhm ]
/ kɪˈmɒ trəˌpɪz əm /
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noun Biology.
oriented growth or movement in response to a chemical stimulus.
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Origin of chemotropism

First recorded in 1895–1900; chemo- + -tropism

OTHER WORDS FROM chemotropism

che·mo·trop·ic [kee-muh-trop-ik, -troh-pik, kem-uh-], /ˌki məˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk, ˌkɛm ə-/, adjectiveche·mo·trop·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for chemotropism

chemotropism
/ (ˌkɛməʊˈtrəʊˌpɪzəm) /

noun
the growth response of an organism, esp a plant, to a chemical stimulus

Derived forms of chemotropism

chemotropic (ˌkɛməʊˈtrɒpɪk), adjectivechemotropically, adverb
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