meno·​taxis | \ ¦menə+ \

Definition of menotaxis

: 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

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First Known Use of menotaxis

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for menotaxis

New Latin, from meno- entry 2 + taxis

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“Menotaxis.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 25 January 2020.

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