thermotaxis

noun ther·mo·tax·is \ -ˈtak-səs \

Definition of thermotaxis

1 :the regulation of body temperature
2 :a taxis in which temperature is the directive factor

Origin and Etymology of thermotaxis

New Latin


Medical Dictionary

thermotaxis

noun ther·mo·tax·is \ -ˈtak-səs \

medical Definition of thermotaxis

plural thermotaxes play \-ˌsēz\
1 :a taxis in which a temperature gradient constitutes the directive factor
2 :the regulation of body temperature

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