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Pronunciation: ster'e-ot'ro-pizm

Definition: Growth or movement of a plant or animal toward (positive stereotropism) or away from (negative stereotropism) a solid body, usually applied where a part of the organism rather than the whole reacts.

[stereo- + G. tropos, a turning]

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