[jee-oh-thur-muh l] /ˌdʒi oʊˈθɜr məl/
of or relating to the internal heat of the earth.
of or relating to the heat in the interior of the earth
1875, from geo- + thermal.
Relating to the internal heat of the Earth. The water of hot springs and geysers is heated by geothermal sources. ◇ Geothermal energy is power generated from natural steam, hot water, hot rocks, or lava in the Earth’s crust. In general, geothermal power is produced by pumping water into cracks in the Earth’s crust and then conveying the heated water or steam back to the surface so that its heat can be extracted through a heat exchanger, or its pressure can be used to drive turbines.
geotrichosis ge·ot·ri·cho·sis (jē-ŏt’rĭ-kō’sĭs, jē’ō-trĭ-) n. An infection of the lungs or of the mouth and intestines caused by the fungus Geotrichum candidum.
[jee-oh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ˌdʒi oʊˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/ adjective, Biology. 1. of, relating to, or exhibiting geotropism. geotropism (jē-ŏt’rə-pĭz’əm) The directional growth of an organism in response to gravity. Roots display positive geotropism when they grow downwards, while shoots display negative geotropism when they grow upwards. Also called gravitropism. geotropic adjective (jē’ə-trō’pĭk, jē’ə-trŏp’ĭk)
[jee-o-truh-piz-uh m] /dʒiˈɒ trəˌpɪz əm/ noun, Biology. 1. oriented growth with respect to the force of gravity. /dʒɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm/ noun 1. the response of a plant part to the stimulus of gravity. Plant stems, which grow upwards irrespective of the position in which they are placed, show negative geotropism n. 1874, from German Geotropismus, from geo- […]
[zhey-pah-noh-kar-ib] /ˈʒeɪˈpɑ noʊˈkær ɪb/ noun 1. a linguistic phylum comprising a large number of aboriginal languages with scattered distribution in South America east of the Andes.