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hydrotropism Line breaks: hydro|trop¦ism
Pronunciation: /hʌɪˈdrɒtrəpɪz(ə)m/

Definition of hydrotropism in English:


[mass noun] Botany
The growth or turning of plant roots towards or away from moisture.
Example sentences
  • Such seedlings behaved identically to seedlings grown on uncovered filter paper and, hence, any possible effects of hydrotropism were eliminated.
  • Our experiment proved that hydrotropism really does exist, and watering the plants differently affects root growth.
  • These analyses indicate that the application of new genetic screens for dissecting complex signaling phenomena such as hydrotropism is promising.

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