phototropism

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pho·tot·ro·pism

 (fō-tŏt′rə-pĭz′əm, fō′tō-trō′-)
n.
Growth or movement of a sessile organism toward or away from a source of light.

pho′to·tro′pic (fō′tə-trō′pĭk) adj.

phototropism

(ˌfəʊtəʊˈtrəʊpɪzəm)
n
1. (Botany) the growth response of plant parts to the stimulus of light, producing a bending towards the light source
2. (Zoology) the response of animals to light; phototaxis
ˌphotoˈtropic adj

pho•tot•ro•pism

(foʊˈtɒ trəˌpɪz əm, ˌfoʊ toʊˈtroʊ pɪz əm)

n.
phototropic tendency or growth.
[1895–1900]

pho·tot·ro·pism

(fō-tŏt′rə-pĭz′əm)
The growth or movement of a fixed organism, especially a plant, toward or away from light.

phototropic (fō′tə-trō′pĭk, fō′tə-trŏp′ĭk) adjective

phototropism

growth or motion in response to light. — phototropic, adj.
See also: Biology
motion in a particular direction under the stimulus of light, as exhibited by certain plants, organisms, etc. — phototropic, adj.
See also: Motion
motion in a particular direction under the stimulus of light, as manifested by certain plants, organisms, etc. — phototropic, adj.
See also: Light
motion in response to light, either toward it or away from it, as manifested by certain plants. — phototropic, adj.
See also: Plants
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.phototropism - an orienting response to light
tropism - an involuntary orienting response; positive or negative reaction to a stimulus source
Translations

phototropism

[ˈfəʊtəʊˈtrəʊpɪzəm] Nfototropismo m

phototropism

[ˌfəʊtəʊˈtrəʊpɪzm] nfototropismo
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