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thermotaxis

thermotaxis

noun ther·mo·tax·is \-ˈtak-səs\

Definition of THERMOTAXIS

1
:  the regulation of body temperature
2
:  a taxis in which temperature is the directive factor

Origin of THERMOTAXIS

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1891

thermotaxis

noun ther·mo·tax·is \-ˈtak-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ther·mo·tax·es \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of THERMOTAXIS

1
:  a taxis in which a temperature gradient constitutes the directive factor
2
:  the regulation of body temperature

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