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Meaning of "thigmotropic" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THIGMOTROPIC

thigmotropic  [ˌθɪɡməʊˈtrəʊpɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF THIGMOTROPIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Thigmotropic is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES THIGMOTROPIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

thigmotropic

Thigmotropism

Thigmotropism is a movement in which a plant moves or grows in response to touch or contact stimuli. The prefix thigmo- comes from the Greek for "touch". Usually thigmotropism occurs when plants grow around a surface, such as a wall, pot, or trellis. Climbing plants, such as vines, develop tendrils that coil around supporting objects. Touched cells produce auxin and transport it to untouched cells. Some untouched cells will then elongate faster so cell growth bends around the object. Some seedlings also exhibit triple response, caused by pulses of ethylene which cause the stem to thicken and curve to start growing horizontally. Roots also rely on touch to navigate their way through the soil. Generally, roots have a negative touch response, meaning when they feel an object, they would grow away from the object. This allows the roots to go through the soil with minimum resistance. Because of this behavior, roots are said to be negatively thigmotropic. Thigmotropism seems to be able to override the strong gravitropic response of even primary roots.

Definition of thigmotropic in the English dictionary

The definition of thigmotropic in the dictionary is growing in response to the stimulus of direct contact.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH THIGMOTROPIC


antientropic
ˌæntiːenˈtrəʊpɪk
Canopic
kəˈnəʊpɪk
gonadotropic
ˌɡɒnədəʊˈtrəʊpɪk
gopik
ˈɡəʊpɪk
hemianopic
ˌhemɪəˈnəʊpɪk
meropic
meˈrəʊpɪk
nootropic
ˌnəʊəˈtrəʊpɪk
nyctalopic
ˌnɪktəˈləʊpɪk
plagiotropic
ˌpleɪdʒɪəʊˈtrəʊpɪk
somatotropic
ˌsəʊmətəʊˈtrəʊpɪk
thyrotropic
ˌθaɪrəˈtrəʊpɪk
zoetropic
ˌzəʊɪˈtrəʊpɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THIGMOTROPIC

thig
thigger
thigh
thigh bone
thigh boots
thighbone
thighed
thigmotactic
thigmotactically
thigmotaxes
thigmotaxis
thigmotropism
thilk
thill
thiller
thimble
thimbleberry
thimbleful
thimblerig
thimblerigged

WORDS THAT END LIKE THIGMOTROPIC

adrenocorticotropic
anisotropic
anthropic
azeotropic
entropic
inotropic
ionotropic
isentropic
isotropic
lipotropic
misanthropic
neotropic
neurotropic
orthotropic
philanthropic
pleiotropic
psychotropic
thermotropic
thixotropic
topic
tropic

Synonyms and antonyms of thigmotropic in the English dictionary of synonyms

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TRANSLATION OF THIGMOTROPIC

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thigmotropic
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thigmotropic
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thigmotropic
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thigmotropic
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ar

Translator English - Arabic

متوجه بالتماس
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thigmotropic
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thigmotropic
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thigmotropic
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thigmotropic
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Thigmotropic
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thigmotropic
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thigmotropic
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thigmotropic
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Thigmotropic
85 millions of speakers
vi

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thigmotropic
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Translator English - Tamil

thigmotropic
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

थिगोट्रोपिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

thigmotropic
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

thigmotropic
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thigmotropic
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thigmotropic
40 millions of speakers

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thigmotropic
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

thigmotropic
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

thigmotropic
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Translator English - Swedish

thigmotropic
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Translator English - Norwegian

thigmotropic
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Trends of use of thigmotropic

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THIGMOTROPIC»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THIGMOTROPIC» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THIGMOTROPIC»

Discover the use of thigmotropic in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to thigmotropic and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Plant Tropisms: And Other Growth Movements
5.2 THIGMOTROPIC RESPONSES Differential growth in response to a contact stimulus can occur in many rapidly growing organs. For example, if etiolated seedlings are repeatedly touched on one side of the hypocotyl, or if coleoptiles are ...
J.W. Hart, 1990
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Principles of Horticultural Physiology
Thigmotropic responses in roots Roots naturally have a propensity to grow down — wards into the soil due to gravitropism. When a root encounters an obstacle as it grows, it will turn and grow around the obstacle, apparently over— riding the ...
Edward Francis Durner, 2013
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Physiology and Behaviour of Plants
Both tendrils and petioles, once they have entwined their target, harden and cease to be thigmotropic. The mechanism by which plant movement occurs is still unclear. Darwin (1880), in his experiments, showed that pea tendrils would respond ...
Peter Scott, 2008
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Advances in Genetics, Genomics and Control of Rice Blast Disease
6. Thigmotropic. Cue. and. Second. Messenger. Accumulation. Cyclic AMP ( cAMP) has been implicated as a critical mediator of cell signaling during appressorium development in Magnaporthe (Mitchell and Dean 1995; Choi and Dean 1997).
Guo-Liang Wang, Barbara Valent, 2009
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Morphogenesis and Pathogenicity in Fungi
The thigmotropic sensitivity of Aspergillus niger increased in low nutrient conditions due to a change in hyphal tip shape, which became more closely apposed to the substratum (Bowen et al. 2007). In C. albicans, low nutrient availability and ...
José Pérez Martín, Antonio Di Pietro, 2012
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Plants in Action: Adaptation in Nature, Performance in ...
Coiling is a tropic response, since direction ot curvature relates to the Figure 8.12 Thigmotropic twining of a tendril around a supporting stem, after touch contact by one side of the tendril. Later, tension coiling within the tendril has dragged the ...
Brian James Atwell, Paul E. Kriedemann, Colin G. N. Turnbull, 1999
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Fungal Pathogenesis in Plants and Crops: Molecular Biology ...
However, no appressoria were formed on the artificial surfaces used, indicating that appressoria also need thigmotropic signal to be formed (Jansson and A ̊kesson, 2003). Studies on appressorial formation by B. sorokiniana on leaf replicas ...
P. Vidhyasekaran, 2007
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The Fungal Spore and Disease Initiation in Plants and Animals
The effect of a curved thigmotropic stimulus, Phytopathol. Z. 69:115-124. Dickinson, S., 1971, Studies in the physiology of obligate parasitism. VIII. An analysis of fungal responses to thigmotropic stimuli, Phytopathol. Z. 70:62-70. Dickinson, S.
G.T. Cole, H.C. Hoch, 1991
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Plant Roots: The Hidden Half, Third Edition
When stimulated in such a manner the roots showed continuous tropic curvature and curved first up and away from gravity, then continually around forming circles and coils. B. Thigmotropic Sensing by the Root Cap Cells Mechanical sensing ...
Yoav Waisel, Amram Eshel, Tom Beeckman, 2002
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Mechanosensitive Ion Channels
The zone of gravitropic sensing cells is compacted inside the zone of thigmotropic sensing cells, which are encased in a tough polygonal net. It is the outline of the net which is sketched in this cross‐sectional diagram. There is no sharp ...
‎2011

6 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THIGMOTROPIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term thigmotropic is used in the context of the following news items.
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Fridge Magnet: Pantry pests
They're thigmotropic insects, Gleeson says, which means they like tight spaces, such as behind the backsplash or in the space where the cupboard meets the ... «Roanoke Times, Jul 15»
2
10 Interesting Tidbits and Little Known Facts About Cockroaches
Cockroaches Like to Be Touched–Another interesting tidbit and little-known fact about this insect is they are thigmotropic, which means they are tactile creatures ... «Guardian Liberty Voice, Jul 15»
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5 Eye Opening Facts About Cockroaches
The cockroach is thigmotropic, meaning they like to feel solid contact touching them against their bodies, and preferably on all sides. They seek out cracks and ... «Care2.com, Mar 15»
4
Heaven on a bike
... and longan, and even showing us, along the roadside, a bed of thigmotropic ferns whose tiny fronds retracted to the touch, much like a sea anemone. There is ... «Independent Online, Jan 15»
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Canary creeper: A charming annual climber
It employs twining petioles, which are touch-sensitive, or thigmotropic, to climb. Plant early for a summerlong show. Zone 9. Pests & diseases: Black aphids, ... «San Francisco Chronicle, Aug 08»
6
Concordia Corner
... biology labs which begin in early November. One plant, the mimosa, is particularly interesting, “It's thigmotropic, and essentially faints when you touch it.”. «Concordia Journal, Oct 06»

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