thermotropism


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ther·mot·ro·pism

 (thər-mŏt′rə-pĭz′əm)
n.
The movement or growth of an organism toward or away from heat.

ther′mo·tro′pic (thûr′mə-trōp′pĭk) adj.

thermotropism

(ˌθɜːməʊˈtrəʊpɪzəm)
n
(Botany) the directional growth of a plant in response to the stimulus of heat
ˌthermoˈtropic adj

ther•mot•ro•pism

(θərˈmɒ trəˌpɪz əm)

n.
oriented growth of an organism in response to heat.
[1885–90]
ther•mo•trop•ic (ˌθɜr məˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk) adj.

thermotropism

the tendency in some plant species to turn toward or away from a source of heat. — thermotropic, thermotropical, adj.
See also: Plants
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thermotropism - an orienting response to warmth
tropism - an involuntary orienting response; positive or negative reaction to a stimulus source
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A Osmosis B Phyllotaxis C Photosynthesis D Thermotropism