Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 07/07/18 Thigmotropism

Thigmotropism (noun)
thigmotropism [thig-mo-truh-piz-uh m]


noun Biology.
1. oriented growth of an organism in response to mechanical contact, as a plant tendril coiling around a string support.

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Origin: 1895–1900; < Greek thígm(a) touch + -o- + -tropism

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