trophotaxis

noun

troph·​o·​tax·​is
-ˈtaksə̇s
plural trophotaxes
-kˌsēz
: a chemotaxis in which the stimulating agent may serve as food to the organism

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from troph- + -taxis

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trophotaxis was in 1892

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“Trophotaxis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trophotaxis. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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