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[jee-oh-trop-ik, -troh-pik] /ˌdʒi oʊˈtrɒp ɪk, -ˈtroʊ pɪk/

adjective, Biology.
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)


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