orthotropism

[awr-tho-truh-piz-uh m]

noun

Botany. orthotropic tendency or growth.

Nearby words

  1. orthotist,
  2. orthotone,
  3. orthotonos,
  4. orthotopic,
  5. orthotropic,
  6. orthotropous,
  7. orthros,
  8. ortler,
  9. ortles,
  10. ortolan

Origin of orthotropism

First recorded in 1880–85; ortho- + -tropism

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