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geotaxis

[jee-oh-tak-sis] /ˌdʒi oʊˈtæk sɪs/
noun, Biology
1.
oriented movement of a motile organism toward or away from a gravitational force.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; geo- + -taxis
Related forms
geotactic
[jee-oh-tak-tik] /ˌdʒi oʊˈtæk tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
geotactically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for geotaxis

geotaxis

/ˌdʒiːəʊˈtæksɪs/
noun
1.
movement of an organism in response to the stimulus of gravity
Derived Forms
geotactic, adjective
geotactically, adverb
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