hydrotropism

[hahy-dro-truh-piz-uh m]

Origin of hydrotropism

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

hydrotropism

noun
  1. the directional growth of plants in response to the stimulus of water
Derived Formshydrotropic (ˌhaɪdrəʊˈtrɒpɪk), adjectivehydrotropically, adverb
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hydrotropism in Medicine

hydrotropism

[hī-drŏtrə-pĭz′əm]
n.
  1. Growth or movement in a sessile organism toward or away from water.
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hydrotropism in Science

hydrotropism

[hī-drŏtrə-pĭz′əm]
  1. 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-trōpĭk, hī′drə-trŏpĭk)
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