[ foh-tuh-tak-sis ]
/ ˌfoʊ təˈtæk sɪs /
movement of an organism toward or away from a source of light.
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OTHER WORDS FROM phototaxispho·to·tac·tic [foh-tuh-tak-tik], /ˌfoʊ təˈtæk tɪk/, adjectivepho·to·tac·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for phototaxis
/ (ˌfəʊtəʊˈtæksɪs) /
the movement of an entire organism in response to light
Derived forms of phototaxisphototactic (ˌfəʊtəʊˈtæktɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for phototaxis
[ fō′tō-tăk′sĭs ]
The movement of an organism or cell toward or away from a source of light.
Other words from phototaxispho′to•tac′tic (-tăk′tĭk) adj.
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