hydrotropic

hydrotropic

[hahy-druh-trop-ik, -troh-pik]
adjective
Biology. turning or tending in a particular direction with reference to moisture.

Origin:
1915–20; hydro-1 + -tropic

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hydrotropism (haɪˈdrɒtrəˌpɪzəm)
 
n
the directional growth of plants in response to the stimulus of water
 
hydrotropic
 
adj
 
hydro'tropically
 
adv

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hydrotropism   (hī-drŏt'rə-pĭz'əm)  Pronunciation Key 
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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