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selenotropism

[ si-lee-nuh-troh-piz-uhm, sel-uh-noh- ]
/ sɪˌli nəˈtroʊ pɪz əm, ˌsɛl ə noʊ- /
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noun Biology.
growth in response to moonlight.
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Origin of selenotropism

First recorded in 1880–85; seleno- + -tropism

OTHER WORDS FROM selenotropism

se·le·no·trop·ic [suh-lee-nuh-trop-ik, -troh-pik, sel-uh-noh-], /səˌli nəˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk, ˌsɛl ə noʊ-/, adjective
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