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thermotaxis

[ thur-muh-tak-sis ]
/ ˌθɜr məˈtæk sɪs /
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noun
Biology. movement of an organism toward or away from a source of heat.
Physiology. the regulation of the bodily temperature.
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Origin of thermotaxis

First recorded in 1890–95; thermo- + -taxis

OTHER WORDS FROM thermotaxis

ther·mo·tac·tic [thur-muh-tak-tik], /ˌθɜr məˈtæk tɪk/, ther·mo·tax·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thermotaxis

thermotaxis
/ (ˌθɜːməʊˈtæksɪs) /

noun
the directional movement of an organism in response to the stimulus of a source of heat

Derived forms of thermotaxis

thermotaxic, adjective
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