thermotropic
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1885 of, relating to, or exhibiting thermotropism

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  • Thermotropic — Ther mo*trop ic, a. (Bot.) Manifesting thermotropism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thermotropic — See thermotropism. * * * …   Universalium

  • thermotropic — adjective a) Tending to move towards or away from a source of heat b) Exhibiting different phases at different temperatures …   Wiktionary

  • thermotropic — ther·mo·trop·ic träp ik adj of, relating to, or exhibiting thermotropism …   Medical dictionary

  • thermotropic — adj. tending to turn towards heat (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thermotropic — ther·mo·trop·ic …   English syllables

  • thermotropic — |thərmō.|träpik adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary therm + tropic : manifesting thermotropism : characterized by thermotropism …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thermotropic crystal — A liquid crystal (LC) is thermotropic if the order of its components is determined or changed by temperature.If temperature is too high, the rise in energy and therefore in motion of the components will induce a phase change: the LC will become… …   Wikipedia

  • thermotropic model — termotropinis modelis statusas T sritis radioelektronika atitikmenys: angl. thermotropic model vok. thermotropisches Modell, n rus. термотропическая модель, f pranc. modèle thermotropique, m …   Radioelektronikos terminų žodynas

  • thermotropism — thermotropic /therr meuh trop ik, troh pik/, adj. /theuhr mo treuh piz euhm/, n. Biol. oriented growth of an organism in response to heat. [1885 90; THERMO + TROPISM] * * * …   Universalium

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