phototropic

[foh-tuh-trop-ik, -troh-pik]
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adjective Botany.

growing toward or away from the light.
taking a particular direction under the influence of light.

Origin of phototropic

First recorded in 1895–1900; photo- + -tropic
Related formspho·to·trop·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Contemporary Examples of phototropic

  • For the past decade, he has used the phototropic properties of cyanobacteria to produce images in Petri dishes.

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Historical Examples of phototropic