apogeotropism

apogeotropism

[ap-uh-jee-o-truh-piz-uhm]
noun Biology.
growth or orientation away from the earth; negative geotropism.

Origin:
1875–80; apo- + geotropism

apogeotropic [ap-uh-jee-uh-trop-ik, troh-pik] , adjective
apogeotropically, adverb
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apogeotropism (ˌæpədʒɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm)
 
n
negative geotropism, as shown by plant stems
 
[C19: from Greek apogaios away from the earth + tropos a turn]
 
apogeotropic
 
adj

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