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tropotaxis

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noun tro·po·tax·is \ˌtrō-pə-ˈtak-səs, ˌträ-\

Definition of tropotaxis

  1. :  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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