preferendum

noun
pref·​er·​en·​dum | \ ˌprefəˈrendəm \
plural preferenda\ -​də \

Definition of preferendum

: 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

History and Etymology for preferendum

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

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“Preferendum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preferendum. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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