hydrotropism


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hy·drot·ro·pism

 (hī-drŏt′rə-pĭz′əm)
n.
Growth or movement in a sessile organism toward or away from water, as of the roots of a plant.

hy′dro·tro′pic (hī′drə-trō′pĭk) adj.
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hydrotropism

(haɪˈdrɒtrəˌpɪzəm)
n
(Botany) the directional growth of plants in response to the stimulus of water
hydrotropic adj
ˌhydroˈtropically adv
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hy·drot·ro·pism

(hī-drŏt′rə-pĭz′əm)
The growth or movement of a fixed organism, especially a plant, toward or away from water.

hydrotropic (hī′drə-trō′pĭk, hī′drə-trŏp′ĭk) adjective
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hydrotropism

growth or movement in response to water as a stimulus. — hydrotropic, adj.
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hydrotropism

[haɪˈdrɒtrəˌpɪzm] nidrotropismo
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Under conditions of [L.sub.60], soil moisture content was lower, and, if low enough to cause drought stress, root hydrotropism would promote horizontal and vertical root growth (North and Nobel 1991), thus enhancing root length and area in order to access soil moisture and nutrients from a greater volume of soil.
(162) This phenomenon in known as Hydrotropism which is defined as
These observations have been clarified through previous work and described as root hydrotropism observed especially in water conditions characterized by dryness of the ascending profile.