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How to Pronounce orthotropous?

Correct pronunciation for the word "orthotropous" is [ˌɔːθətɹˈɒpəs], [ˌɔːθətɹˈɒpəs], [ˌɔː_θ_ə_t_ɹ_ˈɒ_p_ə_s].

What are the misspellings for orthotropous?

  • irthotropous,
  • krthotropous,
  • lrthotropous,
  • prthotropous,
  • 0rthotropous,
  • 9rthotropous,
  • oethotropous,
  • odthotropous,
  • ofthotropous,
  • otthotropous,
  • o5thotropous,
  • o4thotropous,
  • orrhotropous,
  • orfhotropous,
  • orghotropous,
  • oryhotropous,
  • or6hotropous,
  • orthortropous,
  • orthotopous,
  • Orthotropics

"Orthotropous" in context

Orthotropous is derived from the Greek words ortho and trope and literally refers to straight growth. It results in a seedling growing in a straight up and down direction instead of in a lateral direction. This is seen in many plants such as Island apple tree, Gingko and Redbud. As the germinating seedling matures, it anchors itself in the ground and maintains its vertical posture. In some instances, this type of development can help in stabilizing the plant as it matures and strengthens against wind and rain. The aerial roots of many tree species also form an orthotropic structure that helps to anchor the tree in place.

What are similar-sounding words for orthotropous?

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