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hydrotropism Syllabification: hy·drot·ro·pism
Pronunciation: /ˌhīdrəˈtrōpizəm/

Definition of hydrotropism in English:


The growth or turning of plant roots toward 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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