thigmotropism

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thigmotropism

 [thig-mot´ro-pizm]
tropism in response to the stimulus of contact. adj., adj thigmotrop´ic.

thig·mot·ro·pism

(thig-mot'rō-pizm),
A movement toward or away from a touch stimulus on the part of a portion of an organism, such as leaves or tendrils. Compare: thigmotaxis.
[G. thigma, touch, + tropē, a turning]

thigmotropism

/thig·mot·ro·pism/ (thig-mot´rah-pizm) tropism of an organism elicited by touch or by contact with a solid or rigid surface.thigmotrop´ic

thigmotropism

(thĭg-mŏt′rə-pĭz′əm)
n.
The movement or growth of an organism in a particular direction in response to contact with a solid object.

thig′mo·tro′pic (thĭg′mə-trō′pĭk) adj.

thig·mot·ro·pism

(thig-mot'rŏ-pizm)
A movement toward or away from a touch stimulus on the part of a portion of an organism, such as leaves or tendrils.
Compare: thigmotaxis
[G. thigma, touch, + tropē, a turning]

thigmotropism

the orientation of an organism in response to the stimulus of contact.