[ thur-muh-tak-sis ]
/ ˌθɜr məˈtæk sɪs /
Biology. movement of an organism toward or away from a source of heat.
Physiology. the regulation of the bodily temperature.
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OTHER WORDS FROM thermotaxisther·mo·tac·tic [thur-muh-tak-tik] /ˌθɜr məˈtæk tɪk/, ther·mo·tax·ic, adjective
Words nearby thermotaxis
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British Dictionary definitions for thermotaxis
/ (ˌθɜːməʊˈtæksɪs) /
the directional movement of an organism in response to the stimulus of a source of heat
Derived forms of thermotaxisthermotaxic, adjective
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Medical definitions for thermotaxis
[ thûr′mə-tăk′sĭs ]
n. pl. ther•mo•tax•es (-tăk′sēz)
Movement of a living organism in response to changes in temperature.
Normal regulation or adjustment of body temperature.
Other words from thermotaxisther′mo•tac′tic (-tăk′tĭk) null adj.
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