hydrotropism


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hy·drot·ro·pism

 (hī-drŏt′rə-pĭz′əm)
n.
Growth or movement in a sessile organism toward or away from water, as of the roots of a plant.

hy′dro·tro′pic (hī′drə-trō′pĭk) adj.

hydrotropism

(haɪˈdrɒtrəˌpɪzəm)
n
(Botany) the directional growth of plants in response to the stimulus of water
hydrotropic adj
ˌhydroˈtropically adv

hy·drot·ro·pism

(hī-drŏt′rə-pĭz′əm)
The growth or movement of a fixed organism, especially a plant, toward or away from water.

hydrotropic (hī′drə-trō′pĭk, hī′drə-trŏp′ĭk) adjective

hydrotropism

growth or movement in response to water as a stimulus. — hydrotropic, adj.
See also: Water
Translations

hydrotropism

[haɪˈdrɒtrəˌpɪzm] nidrotropismo
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60], soil moisture content was lower, and, if low enough to cause drought stress, root hydrotropism would promote horizontal and vertical root growth (North and Nobel 1991), thus enhancing root length and area in order to access soil moisture and nutrients from a greater volume of soil.
Hydrotropism and its interaction with gravitropism in maize roots.
Tropism--A growth reaction of a plant to various external or internal stimuli such as phototropism, the increased growth toward or away from light; geotropism, growth in response to gravity; chemotropism, plant response to chemicals; hydrotropism, plant response to water.