diatropism

[ dahy-a-truh-piz-uhm ]
/ daɪˈæ trəˌpɪz əm /

noun Botany.

the tendency of some plant organs to take a transverse position to the line of action of an outside stimulus.

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Origin of diatropism

OTHER WORDS FROM diatropism

di·a·trop·ic [dahy-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik], /ˌdaɪ əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/, adjective
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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
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