Somatotropism

So`ma*tot"ro*pism

(?), n. [Gr. sw^ma, sw`matos, the body + tre`pein to turn.] (Physiol.) A directive influence exercised by a mass of matter upon growing organs. Encyc. Brit.
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{

Som"ber

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Som"bre

} (?; 277), a. [F. sombre; cf. Sp. sombra, shade, prob. from LL. subumbrare to put in the shade; L. sub under + umbra shade. See Umbrage.] 1. Dull; dusky; somewhat dark; gloomy; as, a somber forest; a somber house.
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2. Melancholy; sad; grave; depressing; as, a somber person; somber reflections.
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The dinner was silent and somber; happily it was also short.
Beaconsfield.
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{

Som"ber

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Som"bre

}, v. t. To make somber, or dark; to make shady. [R.]
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{

Som"ber

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Som"bre

}, n. Gloom; obscurity; duskiness; somberness. [Obs.]
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{

Som"ber*ly

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Som"bre*ly

}, adv. In a somber manner; sombrously; gloomily; despondingly.
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{

Som"ber*ness

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Som"bre*ness

}, n. The quality or state of being somber; gloominess.
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