thermotaxis

noun
ther·mo·tax·is | \ˌthər-mə-ˈtak-səs \

Definition of thermotaxis 

1 : the regulation of body temperature

2 : a taxis in which temperature is the directive factor

First Known Use of thermotaxis

circa 1891, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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thermotaxis

noun
ther·mo·tax·is | \-ˈtak-səs \
plural thermotaxes\-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of thermotaxis 

1 : a taxis in which a temperature gradient constitutes the directive factor

2 : the regulation of body temperature

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