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Growth of a plant part at an oblique angle to a stimulus, such as gravity.
pla′gi·o·tro′pic (-ə-trō′pĭk) adj.
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(Botany) the growth of a plant at an angle to the vertical in response to a stimulus
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the tendency of some plants to diverge from the vertical in their growth. — plagiotropic, adj.See also: Growth, Plants
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