heliotropism


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he·li·ot·ro·pism

 (hē′lē-ŏt′rə-pĭz′əm)
n.
Growth or orientation of a sessile organism, especially a plant, toward or away from the light of the sun.

he′li·o·tro′pic (-ə-trō′pĭk) adj.
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heliotropism

(ˌhiːlɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm) or

heliotropy

n
(Botany) the growth of plants or plant parts (esp flowers) in response to the stimulus of sunlight, so that they turn to face the sun
heliotropic, heliotropical adj
ˌhelioˈtropically adv
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he•li•ot•ro•pism

(ˌhi liˈɒ trəˌpɪz əm, -əˈtroʊ pɪz-)

n.
heliotropic tendency or growth.
[1850–55]
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he·li·ot·ro·pism

(hē′lē-ŏt′rə-pĭz′əm)
The growth or movement of a fixed organism, especially a plant, toward or away from sunlight.

heliotropic (hēl′lē-ə-trō′pĭk, hēl′lē-ə-trŏp′ĭk) adjective
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heliotropism

the tendency in some plant species to turn or grow toward sunlight. — heliotrope, n.heliotropic, adj.
See also: Plants
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heliotropism - an orienting response to the sun
tropism - an involuntary orienting response; positive or negative reaction to a stimulus source
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