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apogeotropism

[ap-uh-jee-o-truh-piz-uh m] /ˌæp ə dʒiˈɒ trəˌpɪz əm/
noun, Biology
1.
growth or orientation away from the earth; negative geotropism.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; apo- + geotropism
Related forms
apogeotropic
[ap-uh-jee-uh-trop-ik, troh-pik] /ˌæp əˌdʒi əˈtrɒp ɪk, ˈtroʊ pɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
apogeotropically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for apogeotropism

apogeotropism

/ˌæpədʒɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm/
noun
1.
negative geotropism, as shown by plant stems
Derived Forms
apogeotropic (ˌæpəˌdʒɪəˈtrɒpɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from Greek apogaios away from the earth + tropos a turn
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