diatropism

diatropism
diatropism [dī a′trə piz΄əm]
n.
[ DIA- + TROPISM]
Bot. the tendency of some plant parts to place themselves crosswise to the line of force of a stimulus
diatropic [dī ə träp′ik]
adj.

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  • diatropism — dīˈa.trəˌpizəm noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary dia + tropism : the tropistic tendency of certain plant organs to place themselves transversely to the line of action of a stimulus compare diageotropism, diaphototropism * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • diatropism — diatropic /duy euh trop ik, troh pik/, adj. /duy a treuh piz euhm/, n. Bot. the tendency of some plant organs to take a transverse position to the line of action of an outside stimulus. [DIA + TROPISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • diatropism — di·at·ro·pism …   English syllables

  • diatropism — /daɪˈætrəpɪzəm/ (say duy atruhpizuhm) noun the tendency of some plant organs to take a transverse position to the line of action of an outside stimulus. {dia + tropism} –diatropic /daɪəˈtrɒpɪk/ (say duyuh tropik), adjective …   Australian-English dictionary

  • diatropic — |dīə.|träpik adjective : characterized by diatropism * * * diatropic /dī ə tropˈik/ adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑diatropism …   Useful english dictionary

  • diatropic — See diatropism. * * * …   Universalium

  • di|a|trop|ic — «DY uh TROP ihk», adjective. (of plant organs) exhibiting diatropism …   Useful english dictionary

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