[ thig-mo-truh-piz-uhm ]
/ θɪgˈmɒ trəˌpɪz əm /
oriented growth of an organism in response to mechanical contact, as a plant tendril coiling around a string support.
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OTHER WORDS FROM thigmotropismthig·mo·trop·ic [thig-muh-trop-ik, -troh-pik], /ˌθɪg məˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thigmotropism
/ (ˌθɪɡməʊˈtrəʊpɪzəm) /
the directional growth of a plant, in response to the stimulus of direct contactAlso called: haptotropism, stereotropism
Derived forms of thigmotropismthigmotropic, adjective
Word Origin for thigmotropism
C19: from Greek thigma touch + -tropism
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Medical definitions for thigmotropism
[ thĭg-mŏt′rə-pĭz′əm ]
The turning or bending response of an organism or part of an organism upon direct contact with a solid surface or object.stereotropism
Other words from thigmotropismthig′mo•trop′ic (thĭg′mə-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk) adj.
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