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noun Biology.
  1. 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
Related formsrhe·o·tac·tic [ree-uh-tak-tik] /ˌri əˈtæk tɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rheotaxis


  1. movement of an organism towards or away from a current of water
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Derived Formsrheotactic (ˌriːəˈtæktɪk), adjective
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rheotaxis in Medicine


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