Hydrotropism



[hahy-dro-truh-piz-uh m] /haɪˈdrɒ trəˌpɪz əm/

noun, Biology.
1.
oriented growth in response to water.
/haɪˈdrɒtrəˌpɪzəm/
noun
1.
the directional growth of plants in response to the stimulus of water

hydrotropism hy·drot·ro·pism (hī-drŏt’rə-pĭz’əm)
n.
Growth or movement in a sessile organism toward or away from water.
hydrotropism
(hī-drŏt’rə-pĭz’əm)
The growth or movement of a fixed organism, especially a plant, or a part of an organism toward or away from water. Roots often display hydrotropism in growing towards a water source.

hydrotropic adjective (hī’drə-trō’pĭk, hī’drə-trŏp’ĭk)

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