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tropismn. [Gr. troph` a turning, tre`pein to turn + -ism.].
     Modification of the direction of growth, caused by some external influence, such as light; -- sometimes used for motion of an organism toward or away from an external stimulus, more properly called taxis.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


tropism, n. Biol. the turning of all or part of an organism in a particular direction in response to an external stimulus.

Gk tropos turning f. trepo turn



a thing for, affinity, aptitude, aptness, bent, bias, cast, conatus, conduciveness, delight, diathesis, disposition, eagerness, feeling for, inclination, leaning, liability, liking, penchant, predilection, predisposition, prejudice, probability, proclivity, proneness, propensity, readiness, sensitivity to, soft spot, susceptibility, tendency, turn, twist, warp, weakness, willingness

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