phototropism(redirected from Skototropism)
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Growth or movement of a sessile organism toward or away from a source of light.
pho′to·tro′pic (fō′tə-trō′pĭk) adj.
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
pho•tot•ro•pism(foʊˈtɒ trəˌpɪz əm, ˌfoʊ toʊˈtroʊ pɪz əm)
phototropic tendency or growth.
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
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