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hydrotropism

[ hahy-dro-truh-piz-uhm ]
/ haɪˈdrɒ trəˌpɪz əm /
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noun Biology.
oriented growth in response to water.
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Origin of hydrotropism

First recorded in 1880–85; hydro-1 + -tropism
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrotropism

hydrotropism
/ (haɪˈdrɒtrəˌpɪzəm) /

noun
the directional growth of plants in response to the stimulus of water

Derived forms of hydrotropism

hydrotropic (ˌhaɪdrəʊˈtrɒpɪk), adjectivehydrotropically, adverb
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Scientific definitions for hydrotropism

hydrotropism
[ hī-drŏtrə-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.

Other words from hydrotropism

hydrotropic adjective (hī′drə-trōpĭk, hī′drə-trŏpĭk)
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