galvanotropism
SYN: electrotaxis. [galvano- + G. trope, a turning]

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gal·va·not·ro·pism .gal-və-'nä-trə-.piz-əm n a tropism in which electricity is the stimulus
gal·va·no·tro·pic gal-.van-ə-'trō-pik, .gal-və-nə- adj

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gal·va·not·rop·ism (gal″və-notґro-piz-əm) [galvanism + -tropism] the tendency of an organism to turn or move under the action of an electric current.

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  • galvanotropism — gal·va·not·ro·pism …   English syllables

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  • galvanotropism — ˌgalvəˈnä.trəˌpizəm noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary galvano + tropism : a tropism in which electricity is the stimulus …   Useful english dictionary

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