rheotropism

[ ree-o-truh-piz-uhm ]
/ riˈɒ trəˌpɪz əm /

noun

the effect of a current of water upon the direction of plant growth.

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Origin of rheotropism

First recorded in 1885–90; rheo- + -tropism

OTHER WORDS FROM rheotropism

rhe·o·trop·ic [ree-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik], /ˌri əˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rheotropism

rheotropism
/ (rɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm) /

noun

growth of a plant or sessile animal in the direction of a current of water

Derived forms of rheotropism

rheotropic (ˌriːəˈtrɒpɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for rheotropism

rheotropism
[ rē-ŏtrə-pĭz′əm ]

n.

Growth or movement of a part of an organism in response to the motion of a current.
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