geotaxis

noun
geo·​tax·​is | \ ˌjē-ō-ˈtak-səs How to pronounce geotaxis (audio) \

Definition of geotaxis

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

First Known Use of geotaxis

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for geotaxis

New Latin

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The first known use of geotaxis was in 1899

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geotaxis

noun
geo·​tax·​is | \ -ˈtak-səs How to pronounce geotaxis (audio) \
plural geotaxes\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce geotaxes (audio) \

Medical Definition of geotaxis

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

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