Definition of Hydrotropism

1. n. A tendency towards moisture.



2. n. In a broader sense, any curvature or turning induced in certain growing plant organs under the influence of moisture.

Definition of Hydrotropism

1. Noun. (biology) The movement of a plant (or other organism) either towards or away from water ¹

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Definition of Hydrotropism

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Medical Definition of Hydrotropism

1. The growth or movement of an organism in the direction of water. The influence of an organisms growth or movements by the presence of water. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hydrotropism

hydrotimetry
hydrotomy
hydrotreat
hydrotreated
hydrotreater
hydrotreaters
hydrotreating
hydrotreatment
hydrotreatments
hydrotreats
hydrotrioxide
hydrotrioxides
hydrotrope
hydrotropes
hydrotropic
hydrotropism (current term)
hydrotropisms
hydrotubation
hydrotungstite
hydroureter
hydrous
hydrous pyrolysis
hydrous wool fat
hydrovarium
hydrovolcanic
hydrowoodwardite
hydroxamate
hydroxamates
hydroxamic
hydroxamic acid

Literary usage of Hydrotropism

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1. Experimental Plant Physiology by Daniel Trembly MacDougal (1895)
"hydrotropism.β€”The moisture of the medium which surrounds the plant ... The property of an organ by which it reacts to moisture is termed hydrotropism. ..."

2. Experimental Morphology by Charles Benedict Davenport (1899)
"EFFECT OF WATER ON THE DIRECTION OF GROWTH β€” hydrotropism A growing organ, such as a leaf, root, or stolon, is normally in a condition of turgescence, ..."

3. A Laboratory Course in Plant Physiology by William Francis Ganong (1908)
"(c) hydrotropism. The tendency of roots to seek wet places is a familiar phenomenon of the gardens and a manifestation of ..."

4. Principles of General Physiology by William Maddock Bayliss (1920)
"hydrotropism The need of water causes certain organisms to turn towards the place where it is to be found. This fact is very marked in the case of roots, ..."

5. Lectures on Plant Physiology by Ludwig Jost, Robert John Harvey Gibson (1907)
"These positions cannot be explained by hydrotropism since the ... has nothing in common with hydrotropism, as one might at first sight imagine it had, ..."

6. Lectures on the Physiology of Plants by Julius Sachs (1887)
"Ill and IV) in the paragraphs on directions of growth. hydrotropism is treated of in my publication (1872), 'Ablenkung der Wurzel von ihrer normalen ..."

7. The Science of Human Behavior: Biological and Psychological Foundations by Maurice Parmelee (1913)
"hydrotropism, 116. β€” Tono- tropism, 116. THE first group of reactions to external forces I shall discuss is that of reactions of organisms to light.1 ..."

8. Experimental Morphology by Charles Benedict Davenport (1899)
"EFFECT OF WATER ON THE DIRECTION OF GROWTH β€” hydrotropism A growing organ, such as a leaf, root, or stolon, is normally in a condition of turgescence, ..."

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