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hydrotaxis

[hahy-druh-tak-sis] /ˌhaɪ drəˈtæk sɪs/
noun, Biology
1.
oriented movement toward or away from water.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; hydro-1 + -taxis
Related forms
hydrotactic
[hahy-druh-tak-tik] /ˌhaɪ drəˈtæk tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrotaxis

hydrotaxis

/ˌhaɪdrəʊˈtæksɪs/
noun
1.
the directional movement of an organism or cell in response to the stimulus of water
Derived Forms
hydrotactic, adjective
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hydrotaxis in Medicine

hydrotaxis hy·dro·tax·is (hī'drə-tāk'sĭs)
n.
Movement of a cell or an organism in response to moisture.

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