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thermotaxis

[thur-muh-tak-sis] /ˌθɜr məˈtæk sɪs/
noun
1.
Biology. movement of an organism toward or away from a source of heat.
2.
Physiology. the regulation of the bodily temperature.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; thermo- + -taxis
Related forms
thermotactic
[thur-muh-tak-tik] /ˌθɜr məˈtæk tɪk/ (Show IPA),
thermotaxic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for thermotaxic

thermotaxis

/ˌθɜːməʊˈtæksɪs/
noun
1.
the directional movement of an organism in response to the stimulus of a source of heat
Derived Forms
thermotaxic, adjective
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thermotaxic in Medicine

thermotaxis ther·mo·tax·is (thûr'mə-tāk'sĭs)
n. pl. ther·mo·tax·es (-tāk'sēz)

  1. Movement of a living organism in response to changes in temperature.

  2. Normal regulation or adjustment of body temperature.


ther'mo·tac'tic (-tāk'tĭk) or ther'mo·tax'ic (-tāk'sĭk) adj.
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