thermotaxis

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noun ther·mo·tax·is \-ˈtak-səs\

Definition of thermotaxis

  1. 1 :  the regulation of body temperature

  2. 2 :  a taxis in which temperature is the directive factor

Origin and Etymology of thermotaxis

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1891


Medical Dictionary

thermotaxis

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noun ther·mo·tax·is \-ˈtak-səs\

Medical Definition of thermotaxis

plural

thermotaxes

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

  2. 2:  the regulation of body temperature


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