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rheotaxis

[ ree-uh-tak-sis ]
/ ˌri əˈtæk sɪs /
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noun Biology.

oriented movement of an organism in response to a current of fluid, especially water.

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Origin of rheotaxis

First recorded in 1895–1900; rheo- + -taxis

OTHER WORDS FROM rheotaxis

rhe·o·tac·tic [ree-uh-tak-tik], /ˌri əˈtæk tɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rheotaxis

rheotaxis
/ (ˌriːəˈtæksɪs) /

noun

movement of an organism towards or away from a current of water

Derived forms of rheotaxis

rheotactic (ˌriːəˈtæktɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for rheotaxis

rheotaxis
[ rē′ə-tăksĭs ]

n.

Movement of an organism in response to a current of fluid or air.
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