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negative geotropism

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Definition of negative geotropism in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The tendency of plant stems and other parts to grow upwards.
Example sentences
  • This is called negative geotropism because the plant is growing away from the force of gravity.
  • A negative geotropism is a turning away from the earth, such as by a plant stem that grows upward.
  • An example of negative geotropism would be the main stem.

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