thermoperiodism
noun Date: circa 1937 the sum of the responses especially of a plant to appropriately fluctuating temperatures

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • thermoperiodism — ther·mo·pe·ri·od·ism (thûr mō pîrʹē ə dĭz əm) also ther·mo·pe·ri·o·dic·i·ty ( dĭsʹĭ tē) n. The effect on an organism of the rhythmic fluctuation of temperature, including responses associated with thermal changes accompanying the alternation of… …   Universalium

  • thermoperiodism — ther·mo·pe·ri·od·ism …   English syllables

  • thermoperiodism — …   Useful english dictionary

  • thermoperiodicity — noun see thermoperiodism * * * /therr moh pear ee euh dis i tee/, n. Biol. the effect on an organism of rhythmic fluctuations in temperature. Also, thermoperiodism /therr moh pear ee euh diz euhm/. [1940 45; THERMO + PERIODICITY] …   Useful english dictionary

  • thermoperiodicity — /therr moh pear ee euh dis i tee/, n. Biol. the effect on an organism of rhythmic fluctuations in temperature. Also, thermoperiodism /therr moh pear ee euh diz euhm/. [1940 45; THERMO + PERIODICITY] * * * ▪ botany also called  thermal… …   Universalium

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