n. [Gr. baros, weight; tropein, to turn]
A response to pressure stimuli.

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  • barotropism — barotropísm s. n. Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004. Sursa: Dicţionar ortografic  BAROTROPÍSM s.n. (biol.) Reacţie a substanţei vii faţă de modificările de presiune. [< fr. barotropisme]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 18.11.2004. Sursa: DN  BAROTROPÍSM …   Dicționar Român

  • barotropism — SYN: barotaxis. [G. baros, weight, + trope, a turning] * * * bar·ot·ro·pism (bar otґrə piz əm) [baro + tropism] a relatively stereotyped response, often a movement, to pressure stimuli …   Medical dictionary

  • barotaxis — Reaction of living tissue to changes in pressure. SYN: barotropism. [G. baros, weight, + taxis, order] * * * baro·tax·is .bar ō tak səs n, pl tax·es .sēz a taxis in which pressure is the orienting stimulus * * * baro·t …   Medical dictionary

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