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rheotropism

[ree-o-truh-piz-uh m]
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noun
  1. 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
Related formsrhe·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

noun
  1. growth of a plant or sessile animal in the direction of a current of water
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Derived Formsrheotropic (ˌriːəˈtrɒpɪk), adjective
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rheotropism in Medicine

rheotropism

(rē-ŏtrə-pĭz′əm)
n.
  1. Growth or movement of a part of an organism in response to the motion of a current.
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