diatropism


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di·at·ro·pism

 (dī-ăt′rə-pĭz′əm)
n.
Growth of a plant part at a right angle to the direction of an external stimulus, such as gravity.

di′a·tro′pic (dī′ə-trō′pĭk) adj.

diatropism

(daɪˈætrəˌpɪzəm)
n
(Botany) a response of plants or parts of plants to an external stimulus by growing at right angles to the direction of the stimulus
diatropic adj

diatropism

the capacity or tendency of some plants to adopt a position transverse to the line of force of an external stimulus. — diatropic, adj.
See also: Plants
the capacity or tendency of some plants to adopt a position transverse to the line of force of an external stimulus. — diatropic, adj.
See also: Motion