tropotaxis

tropotaxis

[trop-uh-tak-sis, troh-puh-]
noun Zoology.
straight movement by an organism toward or away from a source of stimulation as a result of comparing information received by paired sensory receptors on both sides of the body.
Compare klinotaxis.


Origin:
1930–35; tropo- + -taxis

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