Definition of Thermotropic

1. a. Manifesting thermotropism.



Definition of Thermotropic

1. Adjective. (biology of a plant) Tending to move towards or away from a source of heat ¹

2. Adjective. (physics of a liquid crystal) Exhibiting different phases at different temperatures ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thermotropic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Thermotropic

1. Manifesting thermotropism. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thermotropic

thermostromuhr
thermosystaltic
thermosystaltism
thermotactic
thermotaxes
thermotaxic
thermotaxis
thermotension
thermotherapy
thermotic
thermotics
thermotolerance
thermotolerances
thermotolerant
thermotonometer
thermotropic (current term)
thermotropism
thermotropisms
thermotropy
thermotype
thermotypes
thermotypy
thermovoltaic
therms
thermus
thermus thermophilus
thernadite
therof
theroid
therology

Literary usage of Thermotropic

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1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1897)
"... and thinks that its action is what he calls " thermotropic," depending on the principle that if between two similar pieces of metal there is an oxide of ..."

2. The Plant World by Plant World Association, Wild Flower Preservation Society (U.S.) (1914)
"Wortmann experimented also with decapitated roots, to determine if the root- tip alone were capable of receiving and transmitting thermotropic stimuli. ..."

3. Lectures on Plant Physiology by Ludwig Jost (1907)
"WORTMANN (1883), in a lengthy series of experiments, endeavoured to prove thermotropic curvatures in the sporangiophores of Phycomyces and in seedlings of ..."

4. Experimental Morphology by Charles Benedict Davenport (1899)
"Under the same conditions the plumule of a seedling maize was positively thermotropic. The roots of the hyacinth when growing in water turn towards the ..."

5. Experimental Morphology by Charles Benedict Davenport (1899)
"So, likewise, the radicle of Zea mais is + thermotropic at 12°- 36° ± thermotropic at 37°- 38° — thermotropic at 40°- 49°. ..."

6. Experimental Morphology by Charles Benedict Davenport (1899)
"So, likewise, the radicle of Zea mais is + thermotropic at 12°-36° ± thermotropic at 37°-38° — thermotropic at 40°-49°. ..."

7. Experimental Morphology by Charles Benedict Davenport (1899)
"So, likewise, the radicle of Zea mais is + thermotropic at ... 36° ± thermotropic at 37°- 38° — thermotropic at 40°- 49°. In these cases, as in the tactic ..."

8. Principles of Breeding: A Treatise on Thremmatology Or the Principles and by Eugene Davenport, Henry Lewis Rietz (1907)
"The plumule of seedling maize, for example, is known to be positively thermotropic at ordinary temperatures, while the radicle is positive between 15° and ..."

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