telotaxis

[tel-uh-tak-sis]

noun Biology.

orientation or movement, by an organism with sensory receptors, toward or away from a particular source of stimulation.

Nearby words

  1. telomerase,
  2. telomere,
  3. telomerization,
  4. telophase,
  5. telos,
  6. telpher,
  7. telpherage,
  8. telson,
  9. telsonic,
  10. telsontail

Origin of telotaxis

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

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