thigmotropism

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thig·mot·ro·pism

 (thĭg-mŏt′rə-pĭz′əm)
n.
The movement or growth of an organism in a particular direction in response to contact with a solid object.

[Greek thigma, touch; see thigmotaxis + -tropism.]

thig′mo·tro′pic (thĭg′mə-trō′pĭk) adj.

thigmotropism

(ˌθɪɡməʊˈtrəʊpɪzəm)
n
(Botany) the directional growth of a plant, in response to the stimulus of direct contact. Also called: haptotropism or stereotropism
[C19: from Greek thigma touch + -tropism]
ˌthigmoˈtropic adj

thig•mot•ro•pism

(θɪgˈmɒ trəˌpɪz əm)

n.
oriented growth of an organism in response to mechanical contact, as a plant coiling around a support.
[1895–1900; < Greek thígm(a) touch + -o- + -tropism]
thig`mo•trop′ic (-məˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk) adj.

thigmotropism

stereotropism. — thigmotropic, adj.
See also: Growth
stereotropism. — thigmotropic, adj.
See also: Biology
stereotropism. — thigmotropic, adj.
See also: Motion