hydrotaxis

[ hahy-druh-tak-sis ]
/ ˌhaɪ drəˈtæk sɪs /

noun Biology.

oriented movement toward or away from water.

Nearby words

  1. hydrosulphate,
  2. hydrosulphide,
  3. hydrosulphite,
  4. hydrosulphurous acid,
  5. hydrosyringomyelia,
  6. hydrotheca,
  7. hydrotherapeutics,
  8. hydrotherapy,
  9. hydrothermal,
  10. hydrothermal vent

Origin of hydrotaxis

First recorded in 1895–1900; hydro-1 + -taxis

Related formshy·dro·tac·tic [hahy-druh-tak-tik] /ˌhaɪ drəˈtæk tɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for hydrotaxis

hydrotaxis

/ (ˌhaɪdrəʊˈtæksɪs) /

noun

the directional movement of an organism or cell in response to the stimulus of water
Derived Formshydrotactic, adjective

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Medicine definitions for hydrotaxis

hydrotaxis

[ hī′drə-tăksĭs ]

n.

Movement of a cell or an organism in response to moisture.

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