galvanotaxis

[gal-vuh-noh-tak-sis, gal-van-oh-]

noun

movement of an organism or any of its parts in a particular direction in response to an electric current; electrotaxis.

Nearby words

  1. galvanometer,
  2. galvanometry,
  3. galvanoplastic,
  4. galvanoplasty,
  5. galvanoscope,
  6. galvanotherapy,
  7. galvanotropism,
  8. galveston,
  9. galveston bay,
  10. galveston plan

Origin of galvanotaxis

From New Latin, dating back to 1895–1900; see origin at galvano-, -taxis

Related formsgal·va·no·tac·tic [gal-vuh-noh-tak-tik, gal-van-oh-] /ˌgæl və noʊˈtæk tɪk, gælˌvæn oʊ-/, adjective

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