diatropism

diatropism
\\dīˈa.trəˌpizəm\ noun (-s)
Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary dia- + -tropism
: the tropistic tendency of certain plant organs to place themselves transversely to the line of action of a stimulus — compare diageotropism, diaphototropism

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diatropic /duy'euh trop"ik, -troh"pik/, adj.
/duy a"treuh piz'euhm/, n. Bot.
the tendency of some plant organs to take a transverse position to the line of action of an outside stimulus.
[DIA- + TROPISM]

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diatropism /dī-atˈrō-pi-zm/
noun
(of plants or parts of plants) orientation at right angles to the direction of a stimulus
ORIGIN: Gr dia across, and tropos turning
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diatropic /dī-ə-tropˈik/ adjective

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  • diatropism — [dī a′trə piz΄əm] n. [ DIA + TROPISM] Bot. the tendency of some plant parts to place themselves crosswise to the line of force of a stimulus diatropic [dī ə träp′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • diatropism — diatropic /duy euh trop ik, troh pik/, adj. /duy a treuh piz euhm/, n. Bot. the tendency of some plant organs to take a transverse position to the line of action of an outside stimulus. [DIA + TROPISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • diatropism — di·at·ro·pism …   English syllables

  • diatropism — /daɪˈætrəpɪzəm/ (say duy atruhpizuhm) noun the tendency of some plant organs to take a transverse position to the line of action of an outside stimulus. {dia + tropism} –diatropic /daɪəˈtrɒpɪk/ (say duyuh tropik), adjective …   Australian-English dictionary

  • diatropic — |dīə.|träpik adjective : characterized by diatropism * * * diatropic /dī ə tropˈik/ adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑diatropism …   Useful english dictionary

  • diatropic — See diatropism. * * * …   Universalium

  • di|a|trop|ic — «DY uh TROP ihk», adjective. (of plant organs) exhibiting diatropism …   Useful english dictionary

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