hydrotropic
adjective see hydrotropism

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Hydrotropic — Hy dro*trop ic, a. [See {Hydrotrope}.] (Bot.) Turning or bending towards moisture, as roots. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hydrotropic — hy·dro·tro·pic trō pik, träp ik adj 1) exhibiting or characterized by hydrotropism 2) relating to or causing hydrotropy <the hydrotropic action of bile salts> hy·dro·tro·pi·cal·ly trō pi k(ə )lē, träp i adv …   Medical dictionary

  • hydrotropic — /huy dreuh trop ik, troh pik/, adj. Biol. turning or tending in a particular direction with reference to moisture. [1915 20; HYDRO 1 + TROPIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • hydrotropic — adjective Exhibiting hydrotropism …   Wiktionary

  • hydrotropic — adj. tending to turn toward or be influenced by moisture (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hydrotropic — hy·dro·trop·ic …   English syllables

  • hydrotropic — hy•dro•trop•ic [[t]ˌhaɪ drəˈtrɒp ɪk, ˈtroʊ pɪk[/t]] adj. bio mve exhibiting oriented movement or growth toward or away from moisture • Etymology: 1915–20 hy•drot•ro•pism haɪˈdrɒ trəˌpɪz əm n …   From formal English to slang

  • hydrotropic — /haɪdrəˈtrɒpɪk / (say huydruh tropik) adjective 1. turning or tending towards moisture, as growing organs. 2. taking a particular direction with reference to moisture. {hydro 1 + tropic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • hydrotropic — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hydrotropism — is a directional growth response in which the direction is determined by a stimuli/gradient in water concentration but a most common example is that of plant roots growing in humid air bending toward a higher relative humidity level. The process… …   Wikipedia

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