Dictionary.com

diatropism

[ dahy-a-truh-piz-uhm ]
/ daɪˈæ trəˌpɪz əm /
Save This Word!

noun Botany.
the tendency of some plant organs to take a transverse position to the line of action of an outside stimulus.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON OPPOSITES OF RED BEFORE YOU TURN SCARLET
We have a challenge that will make you blush: do you know the many words and ways to describe the opposite of red?
Question 1 of 7
Which of the following colors is used to symbolize AIR?

Origin of diatropism

OTHER WORDS FROM diatropism

di·a·trop·ic [dahy-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik], /ˌdaɪ əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

British Dictionary definitions for diatropism

diatropism
/ (daɪˈætrəˌpɪzəm) /

noun
a response of plants or parts of plants to an external stimulus by growing at right angles to the direction of the stimulus

Derived forms of diatropism

diatropic (ˌdaɪəˈtrɒpɪk), adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK