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hydrotaxis

[ hahy-druh-tak-sis ]

noun

, Biology.
  1. oriented movement toward or away from water.


hydrotaxis

/ ˌhaɪdrəʊˈtæksɪs /

noun

  1. the directional movement of an organism or cell in response to the stimulus of water


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Derived Forms

  • ˌhydroˈtactic, adjective

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Other Words From

  • hy·dro·tac·tic [hahy-dr, uh, -, tak, -tik], adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of hydrotaxis1

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

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