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magnetotaxis

[mag-nee-toh-tak-sis]
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noun Biology.
  1. movement or orientation of an organism in response to a magnetic field.
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Origin of magnetotaxis

First recorded in 1960–65; magneto- + -taxis
Related formsmag·ne·to·tac·tic [mag-nee-toh-tak-tik] /mægˌni toʊˈtæk tɪk/, adjective
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