[ ther-mo-truh-piz-uhm ]
/ θərˈmɒ trəˌpɪz əm /
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oriented growth of an organism in response to heat.
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OTHER WORDS FROM thermotropismther·mo·trop·ic [thur-muh-trop-ik, -troh-pik], /ˌθɜr məˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/, adjective
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How to use thermotropism in a sentence
With regard to this Pfeffer says "It is not known whether radiated and conducted heat exercise a similar thermotropic reaction."
The result of this under different circumstances is dia-radio-thermotropic neutralization, or a reversed negative curvature.
Phototropic and radio-thermotropic reactions would therefore prove to be essentially similar.
British Dictionary definitions for thermotropism
/ (ˌθɜːməʊˈtrəʊpɪzəm) /
the directional growth of a plant in response to the stimulus of heat
Derived forms of thermotropismthermotropic, adjective
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