telotaxis

[ tel-uh-tak-sis ]
/ ˌtɛl əˈtæk sɪs /

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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