thermotaxis

noun
ther·​mo·​tax·​is | \ ˌthər-mə-ˈtak-səs How to pronounce thermotaxis (audio) \

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

History and Etymology for thermotaxis

thermo- + -taxis

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The first known use of thermotaxis was circa 1891

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“Thermotaxis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thermotaxis. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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thermotaxis

noun
ther·​mo·​tax·​is | \ -ˈtak-səs How to pronounce thermotaxis (audio) \
plural thermotaxes\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce thermotaxis (audio) \

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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