[jee-oh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ˌdʒi oʊˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/
of, relating to, or exhibiting geotropism.
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.
noun a passion for bridges Word Origin Greek gephyra ‘bridge’
noun a fear of crossing bridges Word Origin Greek gephyra ‘bridge’