plagiotropism

[ pley-jee-o-truh-piz-uh m ]
/ ˌpleɪ dʒiˈɒ trəˌpɪz əm /

noun Botany.

plagiotropic tendency or growth.

Nearby words

  1. plagiocephaly,
  2. plagioclase,
  3. plagioclimax,
  4. plagiohedral,
  5. plagiotropic,
  6. plague,
  7. plague vaccine,
  8. plague, the,
  9. plagues of egypt,
  10. plaguesome

Origin of plagiotropism

First recorded in 1885–90; plagiotrop(ic) + -ism

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British Dictionary definitions for plagiotropism

plagiotropism

/ (ˌpleɪdʒɪəʊˈtrəʊˌpɪzəm) /

noun

the growth of a plant at an angle to the vertical in response to a stimulus
Derived Formsplagiotropic, adjective

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