tropism

tropism
TROPÍSM, tropisme, s.n. Tendinţă de acomodare şi de orientare a unui organism vegetal fixat de pământ, într-o anumită direcţie, sub influenţa unei excitaţii exterioare ca lumina, căldura, gravitaţia, umiditatea etc. – Din fr. tropisme.
Trimis de claudia, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX '98

tropísm s. n., pl. tropísme
Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic

TROPÍSM tropisme n. bot. Proprietate a plantelor de a creşte într-un anumit fel în funcţie de acţiunea unor factori exteriori (lumină, căldură etc.). /<fr. tropisme
Trimis de siveco, 22.08.2004. Sursa: NODEX

TROPÍSM s.n. Tendinţă de orientare, de creştere a organismelor vii, determinată de direcţia din care acţionează asupra lor anumiţi factori fizico-chimici ca lumina, căldura etc.; tropie. ♦ Proprietate a anumitor substanţe, introduse în organisme vii, de a se localiza în anumite organe ale acestora; taxie. [< fr. tropisme, cf. gr. tropos – răsucire].
Trimis de LauraGellner, 23.10.2005. Sursa: DN

TROPÍSM s. n. 1. tendinţă de orientare a organismelor vii în funcţie de un agent fizico-chimic. 2. proprietate a anumitor substanţe, introduse în organisme vii, de a se localiza în anumite organe; taxie. (< fr. tropisme)
Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN

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