[ hahy-druh-trop-ik, -troh-pik ]
/ ˌhaɪ drəˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk /
Biology. turning or tending in a particular direction with reference to moisture.
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Science definitions for hydrotropic
[ hī-drŏt′rə-pĭz′əm ]
The growth or movement of a fixed organism, especially a plant, or a part of an organism toward or away from water. Roots often display hydrotropism in growing towards a water source.
Related formshydrotropic adjective (hī′drə-trō′pĭk, hī′drə-trŏp′ĭk)
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