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hydrotropic

[hahy-druh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ˌhaɪ drəˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/
adjective
1.
Biology. turning or tending in a particular direction with reference to moisture.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; hydro-1 + -tropic
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hydrotropism
  (hī-drŏt'rə-pĭz'əm)   
The growth or movement of a fixed organism, especially a plant, or a part of an organism toward or away from water. Roots often display hydrotropism in growing towards a water source.

hydrotropic adjective (hī'drə-trō'pĭk, hī'drə-trŏp'ĭk)
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