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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - An involuntary orienting response.

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  • I don’t see how tropism is connected to suffering. allqsallthetime Says:
  • Such a turning in response to a stimulus is called a tropism (troh'pizm; "turning" G).
  • A profound study of the motions of the Infusoria and a very penetrating criticism of the idea of tropism have been made recently by
  • This 'tropism' has been classically exhibited in the events surrounding the recent and intensely upsetting Flotilla incidents. for more
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