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telotaxis

[ tel-uh-tak-sis ]
/ ˌtɛl əˈtæk sɪs /
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noun Biology.
orientation or movement, by an organism with sensory receptors, toward or away from a particular source of stimulation.
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Origin of telotaxis

First recorded in 1935–40; telo-2 + -taxis
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