hydrotaxis

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

noun Biology.

oriented movement toward or away from water.

Origin of hydrotaxis

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

Related forms

hy·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 Forms

hydrotactic, 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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