Definition of Tropisms
1. Noun. (plural of tropism) ¹
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Definition of Tropisms
1. tropism [n] - See also: tropism
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Literary usage of Tropisms
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1. Behavior of the Lower Organisms by Herbert Spencer Jennings (1906)
"CHAPTER XIV tropisms AND THE LOCAL ACTION THEORY OF tropisms A LARGE share of the behavior of lower as well as of higher animals consists of movements ..."
2. Contributions to the Study of the Behavior of Lower Organisms by Herbert Spencer Jennings (1904)
"ESSENTIAL POINTS IN THE THEORY OF tropisms. The two essential features of the ... 7) sums up the theory of tropisms as follows: The explanation of them [the ..."
3. The Dynamics of Living Matter by Jacques Loeb (1906)
"GENERAL THEORY OF tropisms * IN the preceding lecture and in my former writings I had given a theory of tropisms which may be considered as an application ..."
4. Elementary Biology: An Introduction to the Science of Life by Benjamin Charles Gruenberg (1919)
"tropisms. In the absence of neurons in the simplest animals we cannot speak of ... Most of the reactions that have been studied are classed as tropisms. ..."
5. Heredity and Environment in the Development of Men by Edwin Grant Conklin (1916)
"tropisms, Reflexes, Instincts. — All the responses of germ cells, and of the simplest ... Such tropisms or reflexes are seen in the movements of bacteria, ..."
6. Studies in Animal Behavior by Samuel Jackson Holmes (1916)
"THE REVERSAL OF tropisms very prevalent and noteworthy peculiarity the tropic ... Granting that the tropisms are involuntary reactions to external stimuli, ..."
7. Strasburger's Text-book of Botany by Eduard Strasburger, Hans Fitting, William Henry Lang (1921)
"... or tropisms. The other movements of curvature, leading to the assumptions of definite positions with respect to the plant and not to the direction of ..."
8. The Unity of the Organism; Or, The Organismal Conception of Life by William Emerson Ritter (1919)
"Chapter XXIII ORGANIC CONNECTION BETWEEN PHYSICAL AND PSYCHICAL A Still Closer Look at the Organismal Nature of tropisms TT AVING selected tropisms as a ..."