-tropism


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-tropism

suff.
Tropism: phototropism.

[From Greek tropē, a turning; see -tropic.]

-tropism

or

-tropy

n combining form
(Biology) indicating a tendency to turn or develop in response to a certain stimulus: phototropism.
[from Greek tropos a turn]

tro•pism

(ˈtroʊ pɪz əm)

n.
the orientation of an organism toward or away from a stimulus, as light.
[1895–1900; independent use of -tropism]
tro•pis′tic (-ˈpɪs tɪk) adj.

-tropism

var. of -tropy.
[see -tropy, -ism]
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