191. Growth


See also 74. CHANGE ; 147. EVOLUTION

auxesis
growth, especially owing to an increase in cell size. Cf. merisis. auxetic, adj.
auxology
Obsolete. Medicine. the science of growth, especially applied to micro-organisms. Also called auxanology.
bathmism
a hypothetical vital force, thought to control growth and the function of nutrition.
chemotropism
growth or motion in response to a chemical stimulus. — chemotropic, adj.
culturist
a cultivator or a person who grows things.
embryogeny
the formation and growth of an embryo. — embryogenic, embryogenetic, adj.
endogeny
development or growth from within. — endogenicity, n. endogenous, adj.
epiboly
the growth of part of an organism in such a way that it overlays or surrounds another. — epibolic, adj.
galvanotropism
growth or moveinent of an organism in response to an electric current. — galvanotropic, adj.
histogenesis, histogeny
the growth of organic tissues. — histogenic, histogenetic, adj.
merisis
any form of growth, especially as a product of cell division. Cf. auxesis.
neoplasia
the growth or formation of a neoplasm. — neoplastic, adj.
neoplasm
any abnormal formation or growth of tissue such as a tumor. — neoplastic, adj.
physis
1. the principle or concept of growth and change in nature.
2. nature considered as the source of growth and change.
3. something that grows or develops.
plagiotropism
the tendency of some plants to diverge from the vertical in their growth. — plagiotropic, adj.
polyeidism
the passing of an organism through several different forms in the growth process.
stereotaxis
orientation or movement of an organism in response to the stimulus of a solid object. Cf. stereotropism. stereotactic, adj.
stereotropism
growth or movement determined by contact with a solid. Cf. stereotaxis. stereotropic, adj.
teratology
Biology. the study of malformations or abnormal growth in animals or vegetables. — teratologist, n. teratological, adj.
thigmotropism
stereotropism. — thigmotropic, adj.

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