from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to or exhibiting stereotropism or growth or movement in relation to the point of contact with a foreign body. See
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Loeb states, on the authority of Eigenmann, that all those forms which live in caves were adapted to life in the dark before they entered the cave, because they are all negatively heliotropic and positively stereotropic, and with these tropisms would be forced to enter a cave whenever they were put at the entrance.