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magnetotaxis

[mag-nee-toh-tak-sis] /mægˌni toʊˈtæk sɪs/
noun, Biology
1.
movement or orientation of an organism in response to a magnetic field.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; magneto- + -taxis
Related forms
magnetotactic
[mag-nee-toh-tak-tik] /mægˌni toʊˈtæk tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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