diatropism

diatropism

[dahy-a-truh-piz-uhm]
noun Botany.
the tendency of some plant organs to take a transverse position to the line of action of an outside stimulus.

Origin:
dia- + tropism

diatropic [dahy-uh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] , adjective
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diatropism (daɪˈætrəˌpɪzəm)
 
n
a response of plants or parts of plants to an external stimulus by growing at right angles to the direction of the stimulus
 
diatropic
 
adj

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