Diageotropic Di`a*ge`o*trop"ic, a. [Gr. dia` through, at variance + ? earth + ? turning.] (Bot.) Relating to, or exhibiting, diageotropism. [1913 Webster]

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  • diageotropic — adjective Date: 1880 tending to grow at right angles to the line of gravity < diageotropic branches and roots > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • diageotropic — /duy euh jee euh trop ik, troh pik/, adj. Bot. (of a plant part) growing at a right angle to the direction of gravity. [1875 80; DIA + GEOTROPIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • diageotropic — dia·geotropic …   English syllables

  • diageotropic — di•a•ge•o•trop•ic [[t]ˌdaɪ əˌdʒi əˈtrɒp ɪk, ˈtroʊ pɪk[/t]] adj. bot (of plants) having a tendency for the rhizomes, branches, etc., to grow at a right angle to the direction of gravity • Etymology: 1875–80 di a•ge•ot′ro•pism ˈɒ trəˌpɪz əm n …   From formal English to slang

  • diageotropic — /ˌdaɪədʒiəˈtrɒpɪk/ (say .duyuhjeeuh tropik) adjective growing at right angles to the direction of gravity. –diageotropically, adverb –diageotropism /ˌdaɪədʒiˈɒtrəpɪzəm/ (say .duyuhjee otruhpizuhm), noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • diageotropic — |dīə+ adjective Etymology: dia + geotropic : characterized by diageotropism …   Useful english dictionary

  • diageotropism — /duy euh jee o treuh piz euhm/, n. Bot. diageotropic tendency or growth. [1875 80; DIA + GEOTROPISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • diageotropism — [dī΄ə jē ä′trə piz΄əm] n. [ DIA + GEOTROPISM] the tendency of the stems, branches, rhizomes, etc. of certain plants to grow in a direction horizontal to the surface of the earth diageotropic [dī΄əjē΄ō träp′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • diageotropically — diageotropˈically adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑diageotropic …   Useful english dictionary

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