Dictionary.com

rheotropism

[ ree-o-truh-piz-uhm ]
/ riˈɒ trəˌpɪz əm /
Save This Word!

noun
the effect of a current of water upon the direction of plant growth.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK