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Meaning of "geotropism" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF GEOTROPISM

geotropism  [dʒɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GEOTROPISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Geotropism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GEOTROPISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

geotropism

Gravitropism

Gravitropism is a turning or growth movement by a plant, fungus, or animal in response to gravity. It is a general feature of all higher and many lower plants as well as other organisms. Charles Darwin was one of the first to scientifically document that roots show positive gravitropism and stems show negative gravitropism. That is, roots grow in the direction of gravitational pull and stems grow in the opposite direction. This behavior can be easily demonstrated with any potted plant. When laid onto its side, the growing parts of the stem begin to display negative gravitropism, growing upwards. Herbaceous stems are capable of a small degree of actual bending, but most of the redirected movement occurs as a consequence of root or stem growth in a new direction.

Definition of geotropism in the English dictionary

The definition of geotropism in the dictionary is the response of a plant part to the stimulus of gravity. Plant stems, which grow upwards irrespective of the position in which they are placed, show negative geotropism.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH GEOTROPISM


apheliotropism
æpˌhiːlɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm
apogeotropism
ˌæpədʒɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm
diageotropism
ˌdaɪədʒɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm
diaheliotropism
daɪəˌhiːlɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm
diatropism
daɪˈætrəˌpɪzəm
galvanotropism
ˌɡælvəˈnɒtrəˌpɪzəm
heliotropism
ˌhiːlɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm
hydrotropism
haɪˈdrɒtrəˌpɪzəm
isotropism
aɪˈsɒtrəˌpɪzəm
nyctitropism
nɪkˈtɪtrəˌpɪzəm
orthotropism
ɔːˈθɒtrəˌpɪzəm
pleiotropism
plaɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm
priapism
ˈpraɪəˌpɪzəm
psilanthropism
sɪˈlænθrəˌpɪzəm
rheotropism
rɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm
sinapism
ˈsɪnəˌpɪzəm
stereotropism
ˌstɛrɪˈɒtrəˌpɪzəm
theanthropism
θiːˈænθrəˌpɪzəm
therianthropism
ˌθɪərɪˈænθrəˌpɪzəm
trophotropism
trɒˈfɒtrəˌpɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GEOTROPISM

geosyncline
geotactic
geotactical
geotactically
geotaxis
geotechnic
geotechnical
geotechnology
geotectonic
geotectonically
geotextile
geotherm
geothermal
geothermal power
geothermally
geothermic
geothermometer
geotropic
geotropically
ger.

WORDS THAT END LIKE GEOTROPISM

aerotropism
allotropism
apism
atropism
caesaropapism
chemotropism
diaphototropism
escapism
gamotropism
haptotropism
hemitropism
malapropism
mugwumpism
papism
phototropism
plagiotropism
thermotropism
thigmotropism
tropism
utopism

Synonyms and antonyms of geotropism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «geotropism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GEOTROPISM

Find out the translation of geotropism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of geotropism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «geotropism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

向地
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

geotropism
570 millions of speakers

English

geotropism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

geotropism
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

توجه جاذبي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

геотропизм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

geotropismo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

geotropism
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

géotropisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Geotropisme
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Geotropismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

屈地性
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

geotropism
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Geotropism
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

geotropism
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

புவி நாட்டம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भूयोगवाद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

geotropism
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

geotropismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

geotropism
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

геотропізм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

geotropism
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γεωτροπισμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geotropisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

geotropism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

geotropism
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of geotropism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GEOTROPISM»

The term «geotropism» is normally little used and occupies the 145.120 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GEOTROPISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about geotropism

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GEOTROPISM»

Discover the use of geotropism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to geotropism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Janice VanCleave's Super Science Challenges: Hands-On ...
BIOLOGY Determine the Rate of Geotropism of Plant Stems Determine the Rate of Geotropism of Plant Stems What You Need to Know CHALLENGE19 How Does Geotropism Work? What Does This Have to Do with the Rate of Geotropism ?
Janice VanCleave, 2007
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100 Amazing Make-It-Yourself Science Fair Projects
To find what they need, plants mysteriously know in which direction to grow. This type of growth pattern is called a tropism. The following project demonstrates the three basic kinds of plant tropisms — hydrotropism, towards water; geotropism, ...
‎2005
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Advanced Biology
This is a plant's normal response to gravity, and it is called geotropism (or gravitropism). In general, shoots grow away from gravity and are described as negatively geotropic. Roots tend to grow towards gravity and are therefore positively ...
Michael Roberts, Michael Jonathan Reiss, Grace Monger, 2000
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Experiments with Plants
Figure 24-4 An example of geotropism — roots grow down and shoots grow up Figure 14-5 Why is the plant turning toward the light? Plant Tropisms Have you ever wondered how seedlings "know" which way to grow? Why do their roots go  ...
‎1992
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Biology: A Modern Introduction
11.4 Practical uses for plant hormones Fig. n.8 Experiment to demonstrate geotropism in root and shoot 1 Bean seedling placed in a horizontal position in the dark, with markings at 1 mm intervals 2 The shoot develops an upward ( negatively ...
B. S. Beckett, 1986
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Plant Hormones and Plant Development
Geotropism of coleoptiles, the polar regeneration of roots on cuttings, apical dominance, and -much later- the polar differentiation of vascular cells were all shown to involve auxin. And after the commercially available indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) ...
William Paul Jacobs, 1979
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Design in Nature: Learning from Trees
This mechanism is called geotropism. Geotropism: Stand Up Straight! Geotropism, or more accurately negative geotropism, gives the side branches and also the trunk the command: grow erect against gravity. Now, if the leading shoot dies, the ...
Claus Mattheck, 1998
8
Biology
Growth with respect to gravity is geotropism; growth with respect to light is phototropism. One theory to explain these tropisms, the Cholodny-Went theory, suggests that both are controlled by auxins, of which indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) is the ...
Martin Rowland, 1992
9
Essential Science for GCSE
This is called negative geotropism. The roots will still grow down towards gravity. This is called positive geotropism. It is an advantage for shoots to grow away from gravity. The leaves and stems are lifted above the ground. Roots need to grow ...
Susanne Lakin, John Patefield, 1998
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Movement Disorders: Genetics and Models
Care must be taken that the subjects tested do not have problems with their locomotor ability since it has been noted that locomotion and geotropism are closely related. V. GEOTROPISM Adult Drosophila collected from wild populations as ...
Mark S. LeDoux, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GEOTROPISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term geotropism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Crop response to day length and its role in fertilizer applications
Geotropism: Response to gravity - roots grow down and shoots grow up. Phototropism: Response to light – plants grow (bend) toward light. «Greenhouse Management, Apr 15»
2
Hydrotropism: Lessons from Ficus Elastica
Hydrotropism begins with the perception of soil moisture gradients and unlike geotropism, it is not yet fully known how or which cell type on the ... «World Policy Institute, Apr 15»
3
San Jose: 'Day of Science' revs up students
Not that geotropism, or gravity sense, was on the tip of students' tongues; many couldn't even remember the type of seed they had and what ... «San Jose Mercury News, Feb 15»
4
ARISS ham radio contact with Richmond Heights Middle School …
6. Without gravity, how do plants, such as Arabidopsis, determine orientation germination? Geotropism what do roots do? Do plants on the ISS ... «Southgate Amateur Radio Club, Jan 15»
5
Irritability In Plants: Phototropism And Geotropism
Most plants, except the primitive ones, are fixed to the soil by a root system and therefore cannot move about like animals. We have mentioned ... «Nigerian Observer, May 14»
6
What makes plants tick: Figuring out how to thrive
While root tropisms are complex, geotropism, also called gravitropism, is the effect of gravity. Shoots grow away from gravity and roots toward it. «Charleston Post Courier, May 14»
7
Putnam County Science Fair winners
... Anthony's for “How Do Seeds Know Which Way to Grow” and Tyson Niese of Miller City-New Cleveland for “Phototropism and Geotropism”. «Putnam County Sentinel, Feb 14»
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This Day in Blogging History: Daily Mail sucks at Photoshop; Return …
... water flea, constructing a Foucalt pendulum, and experimenting with geotropism. Who knew you could have so much fun at the kitchen table? «Boing Boing, Dec 13»
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To Be or Not to Be Vegan - the Omnivore's Other Dilemma
Plants are very responsive to gravity -- with their growing parts heading upwards and their roots going down (geotropism). If there is water ... «Huffington Post, Oct 13»
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Go big! Plant large-sized spring-flowering bulbs for impact
Negative geotropism comes into play, meaning that plant foliage will still grow upward. Let the weather, not the calendar, dictate when you ... «Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, Sep 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Geotropism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/geotropism>. Aug 2019 ».
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