plural preferenda
: the range of a gradient item (as light, temperature, or moisture) that seems to be positively attractive to a motile organism when a selection is available

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, neuter of gerundive of praeferre to prefer

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“Preferendum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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