Geomalism Ge*om"a*lism, n. [Gr. ge`a, gh^, the earth + "omalismo`s a leveling.] (Biol.) The tendency of an organism to respond, during its growth, to the force of gravitation. [1913 Webster]

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  • geomalism — ge·om·a·lism …   English syllables

  • geomalism — jēˈäməˌlizəm noun ( s) Etymology: ge + Greek homalismos action of leveling, from homalos + ismos ism : a tendency of an organism to be influenced in growth by gravitation so that one side or lateral organ balances with another …   Useful english dictionary

  • geomalic — jēˈämə(ˌ)lik, |jēō|malik adjective Etymology: ge + Greek homalos level, even (from homos common, same) + English ic more at same : of or relating to geomalism …   Useful english dictionary

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