phototropic
adjective Date: circa 1890 of, relating to, or capable of phototropism • phototropically adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Phototropic — Pho to*trop ic, a. [Photo + Gr. ? to turn.] (Bot.) of or pertaining to phototropism; exhibiting phototropism; same as {Heliotropic}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phototropic — adjective Having a tendency to move in response to light. An animal or microbe that is positively phototropic will move toward light. One that is negatively phototropic will move away from light. See Also: phototropism …   Wiktionary

  • phototropic — phototropism ► NOUN Biology ▪ the orientation of a plant or other organism either towards or away from a source of light. DERIVATIVES phototropic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • phototropic — äpik adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary phototrope + ic : of, relating to, or capable of undergoing phototropism study … was confined to phototropic dyes Chem. & Engineering News …   Useful english dictionary

  • phototropic — phototropically, adv. /foh teuh trop ik, troh pik/, adj. Bot. 1. growing toward or away from the light. 2. taking a particular direction under the influence of light. [1895 1900; PHOTO + TROPIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • phototropic — pho·to·tro·pic .fōt ə trōp ik, träp adj of, relating to, or capable of phototropism * * * pho·to·tro·pic (fo″to troґpik) exhibiting phototropism …   Medical dictionary

  • phototropic — fəʊtəʊ trÉ‘pɪk / trÉ’p adj. responding to light stimuli, leaning toward or away from light (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • phototropic — pho·to·trop·ic …   English syllables

  • phototropic — pho•to•trop•ic [[t]ˌfoʊ təˈtrɒp ɪk, ˈtroʊ pɪk[/t]] adj. bot growing toward or away from the light • Etymology: 1895–1900 pho to•trop′i•cal•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • phototropic — /foʊtoʊˈtrɒpɪk/ (say fohtoh tropik) adjective 1. taking a particular direction under the influence of light. 2. growing towards or away from the light. {photo + tropic} –phototropically, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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