optomotor reaction

noun

op·​to·​mo·​tor reaction
¦äptə¦mōtə(r)-
: a reflex involving turning of head or body in response to moving stripes of differing luminosity

Word History

Etymology

opto- + -motor (as in locomotor, vasomotor)

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“Optomotor reaction.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/optomotor%20reaction. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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