tropotaxis


tro·po·tax·is

noun \ˌtrō-pə-ˈtak-səs, ˌträ-\

Definition of TROPOTAXIS

:  a taxis in which an organism orients itself by the simultaneous comparison of stimuli of different intensity acting on separate end organs

Origin of TROPOTAXIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1934

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