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rheotaxis

[ree-uh-tak-sis] /ˌri əˈtæk sɪs/
noun, Biology
1.
oriented movement of an organism in response to a current of fluid, especially water.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; rheo- + -taxis
Related forms
rheotactic
[ree-uh-tak-tik] /ˌri əˈtæk tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • Fish swimming upstream along the outer edges of the slot flow maintained a more positive rheotaxis to the main flow.
British Dictionary definitions for rheotaxis

rheotaxis

/ˌriːəˈtæksɪs/
noun
1.
movement of an organism towards or away from a current of water
Derived Forms
rheotactic (ˌriːəˈtæktɪk) adjective
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rheotaxis in Medicine

rheotaxis rhe·o·tax·is (rē'ə-tāk'sĭs)
n.
Movement of an organism in response to a current of fluid or air.

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