Origin of geotropismgeo- + -tropism
The definition of geotropism is the growth of a plant or immovable animal in response to the force of gravity.
An example of geotropism is the roots of a plant growing down into the ground.
any positive (or negative) movement or growth of a plant or sessile animal in response to (or against) the force of gravity
The directional growth of an organism in response to gravity. Roots display positive geotropism when they grow downwards, while shoots display negative geotropism when they grow upwards. Also called gravitropism
- geotropic (jēˌ◌ə-trōˌ◌pĭk, jēˌ◌ə-trŏpˌ◌ĭk)