stereotropism


stereotropism
Growth or movement of a plant or animal toward (positive s.) or away from (negative s.) a solid body, usually applied where a part of the organism rather than the whole reacts. [stereo- + G. tropos, a turning]

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ster·e·ot·ro·pism (ster″e-otґrə-piz-əm) [stereo- + tropism] thigmotropism. stereotropic adj

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  • stereotropism — STEREOTROPÍSM s.n. (biol.) Tendinţă a unui organism, vegetal sau animal, de a intra în contact cu un solid. [< fr. stéréotropisme, cf. gr. stereos – solid, tropein – a întoarce]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  STEREOTROPÍSM s …   Dicționar Român

  • stereotropism — [ster΄ēä′trə piz΄əm, stir΄ēä′trə piz΄əm] n. Biol. a tropism in which the directing stimulus is contact with a solid body stereotropic [ster΄ēə täp′ik, stir΄ēə träp′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • stereotropism — n. [Gr. stereos, solid; tropos, turn] A movement in direction determined by contact with a solid body. a. Positive stereotropism: toward contact. b. Negative stereotropism: away from contact; stereotropic adj …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • stereotropism — /ster ee o treuh piz euhm, stear /, n. Biol. a tropism determined by contact with a solid. [1895 1900; STEREO + TROPISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • stereotropism — noun thigmatropism See Also: stereotropic …   Wiktionary

  • stereotropism — n. movement of an organism in response to contact with a solid body (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • stereotropism — stere·ot·ro·pism …   English syllables

  • stereotropism — /ˌstɛriˈɒtrəpɪzəm/ (say .steree otruhpizuhm), /ˌstɪə / (say .stear ) noun a tropism determined by contact with a solid …   Australian English dictionary

  • stereotropism — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈä.trəˌpizəm noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary stere + tropism 1. : a tropism in which contact especially with a solid body or a rigid surface is the orienting factor compare haptotropism 2. : stereotaxis * * * /ster ee …   Useful english dictionary

  • stereotropic — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ə|träpik adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary stereotropism + ic : of, relating to, or exhibiting stereotropism * * * stereotropˈic adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑stereo …   Useful english dictionary


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