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geotaxis

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noun geo·tax·is \-ˈtak-səs\

Definition of geotaxis

  1. :  a taxis in which the force of gravity is the directive factor



Origin and Etymology of geotaxis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1899


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geotaxis

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noun geo·tax·is \-ˈtak-səs\

Medical Definition of geotaxis

plural

geotaxes

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  1. :  a taxis in which the force of gravity is the directive factor




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