thermotaxis

[ thur-muh-tak-sis ]

noun
  1. Biology. movement of an organism toward or away from a source of heat.

  2. Physiology. the regulation of the bodily temperature.

Origin of thermotaxis

1
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

Words Nearby thermotaxis

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British Dictionary definitions for thermotaxis

thermotaxis

/ (ˌθɜːməʊˈtæksɪs) /


noun
  1. 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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