geotropic

[ jee-oh-trop-ik, -troh-pik ]
/ ˌdʒi oʊˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk /
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adjective Biology.

of, relating to, or exhibiting geotropism.

Nearby words

  1. geothermal,
  2. geothermal energy,
  3. geothermal gradient,
  4. geothermal power,
  5. geotrichosis,
  6. geotropism,
  7. ger-,
  8. ger.,
  9. gera,
  10. gerah

Origin of geotropic

First recorded in 1870–75; geo- + -tropic

Related formsge·o·trop·i·cal·ly, adverb

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Science definitions for geotropic

geotropism

[ jē-ŏtrə-pĭz′əm ]

The directional growth of an organism in response to gravity. Roots display positive geotropism when they grow downwards, while shoots display negative geotropism when they grow upwards. Also called gravitropism
Related formsgeotropic adjective (jē′ə-trōpĭk, jē′ə-trŏpĭk)

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