aero·​tac·​tic | \ ¦er-ō-¦tak-tik \

Definition of aerotactic

: of or relating to aerotaxis

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of aerotactic

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aerotactic

from New Latin aerotaxis, after such pairs as New Latin chemotaxis: English chemotactic

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about aerotactic

Time Traveler for aerotactic

Time Traveler

The first known use of aerotactic was in 1889

See more words from the same year

Statistics for aerotactic

Cite this Entry

“Aerotactic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

Comments on aerotactic

What made you want to look up aerotactic? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!