Definition of Thigmotropism

1. Noun. (biology) Growth or motion in response to touch. ¹



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Definition of Thigmotropism

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Thigmotropism

1. A movement toward or away from a touch stimulus on the part of a portion of an organism, such as leaves or tendrils. Compare: thigmotaxis. Origin: G. Thigma, touch, + trope, a turning (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Thigmotropism

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1. Experimental Morphology by Charles Benedict Davenport (1899)
"EFFECT OF CONTACT UPON THE DIRECTION OF GROWTH — thigmotropism Having seen that molar agents can affect the rate of growth, we are in a position to ..."

2. Experimental Morphology by Charles Benedict Davenport (1899)
"EFFECT OF CONTACT UPON THE DIRECTION OF GROWTH — thigmotropism FIG. 101. — Cerianthus, from which a piece, a, '' . c, has been cut, causing a loss of ..."

3. Experimental Morphology by Charles Benedict Davenport (1899)
"EFFECT OF CONTACT UPON THE DIRECTION OF GROWTH—thigmotropism Having seen that molar agents can affect the rate of growth, we are in a position to understand ..."

4. A Laboratory Course in Plant Physiology: Especially as a Basis for Ecology by William Francis Ganong (1901)
"An influence to which plants are, very naturally, often sensitive, is contact, a property known as thigmotropism. 97. What are the principal phenomena of ..."

5. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1910)
"... best of the many theories that have been proposed, and in the major outlines that have been presented here it is certainly correct. (2) thigmotropism ..."

6. Experimental Morphology by Charles Benedict Davenport (1899)
"Explanation of thigmotropism.—Concerning the cause of the bending of plants as a result of contact, I know of no better explanation than that offered by ..."

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