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telotaxis

[tel-uh-tak-sis] /ˌtɛl əˈtæk sɪs/
noun, Biology
1.
orientation or movement, by an organism with sensory receptors, toward or away from a particular source of stimulation.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; telo-2 + -taxis
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