Thermotropic

thermotropism

[ther-mo-truh-piz-uhm]
noun Biology.
oriented growth of an organism in response to heat.

Origin:
1885–90; thermo- + -tropism

thermotropic [thur-muh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] , adjective
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thermotropism (ˌθɜːməʊˈtrəʊpɪzəm)
 
n
the directional growth of a plant in response to the stimulus of heat
 
thermo'tropic
 
adj

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thermotropism ther·mot·ro·pism (thər-mŏt'rə-pĭz'əm)
n.
The tendency of plants or other organisms to bend toward or away from heat.


ther'mo·trop'ic (thûr'mə-trŏp'ĭk) adj.
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