[ dahy-a-truh-piz-uhm ]
/ daɪˈæ trəˌpɪz əm /
the tendency of some plant organs to take a transverse position to the line of action of an outside stimulus.
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OTHER WORDS FROM diatropismdi·a·trop·ic [dahy-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik], /ˌdaɪ əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for diatropism
/ (daɪˈætrəˌpɪzəm) /
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 diatropismdiatropic (ˌdaɪəˈtrɒpɪk), adjective
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