menotaxis

noun

meno·​taxis
¦menə+
: a taxis involving a constant reaction (such as movement at a constant angle to a light source) but not a simple movement toward or away from the directing stimulus

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from meno- entry 2 + taxis

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of menotaxis was in 1939

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“Menotaxis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/menotaxis. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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