magnetotaxis

[ mag-nee-toh-tak-sis ]
/ mægˌni toʊˈtæk sɪs /

noun Biology.

movement or orientation of an organism in response to a magnetic field.

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Origin of magnetotaxis

First recorded in 1960–65; magneto- + -taxis

OTHER WORDS FROM magnetotaxis

mag·ne·to·tac·tic [mag-nee-toh-tak-tik], /mægˌni toʊˈtæk tɪk/, adjective
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