plagiotropism


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pla·gi·ot·ro·pism

 (plā′jē-ŏt′rə-pĭz′əm)
n.
Growth of a plant part at an oblique angle to a stimulus, such as gravity.

pla′gi·o·tro′pic (-ə-trō′pĭk) adj.

plagiotropism

(ˌpleɪdʒɪəʊˈtrəʊˌpɪzəm)
n
(Botany) the growth of a plant at an angle to the vertical in response to a stimulus
ˌplagioˈtropic adj

plagiotropism

the tendency of some plants to diverge from the vertical in their growth. — plagiotropic, adj.
See also: Growth, Plants
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