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thermotropism

[ther-mo-truh-piz-uh m] /θərˈmɒ trəˌpɪz əm/
noun, Biology
1.
oriented growth of an organism in response to heat.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; thermo- + -tropism
Related forms
thermotropic
[thur-muh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ˌθɜr məˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thermotropism

thermotropism

/ˌθɜːməʊˈtrəʊpɪzəm/
noun
1.
the directional growth of a plant in response to the stimulus of heat
Derived Forms
thermotropic, adjective
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thermotropism in Medicine

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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