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stereotropism

[ ster-ee-o-truh-piz-uhm, steer- ]
/ ˌstɛr iˈɒ trəˌpɪz əm, ˌstɪər- /
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noun Biology.
a tropism determined by contact with a solid.
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Origin of stereotropism

First recorded in 1895–1900; stereo- + tropism
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How to use stereotropism in a sentence

  • This may be a tropism (stereotropism) or it may be a mere surface tension phenomenon.

  • The act of seeking the female as well as that of cohabitation are in many cases combinations of chemotropism and stereotropism.

British Dictionary definitions for stereotropism

stereotropism
/ (ˌstɛrɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm, ˌstɪər-) /

noun
another name for thigmotropism

Derived forms of stereotropism

stereotropic (ˌstɛrɪəˈtrɒpɪk, ˌstɪər-), adjective
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Medical definitions for stereotropism

stereotropism
[ stĕr′ē-ŏtrə-pĭz′əm ]

n.
thigmotropism

Other words from stereotropism

ster′e•o•tropic (-ē-ə-trŏpĭk) adj.
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