galvanotaxis

[ gal-vuh-noh-tak-sis, gal-van-oh- ]
/ ˌgæl və noʊˈtæk sɪs, gælˌvæn oʊ- /

noun

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

Origin of galvanotaxis

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

Related forms

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