noun tro·po·tax·is \ˌtrō-pə-ˈtak-səs, ˌträ-\

Definition of tropotaxis

  1. :  a taxis in which an organism orients itself by the simultaneous comparison of stimuli of different intensity acting on separate end organs

Origin and Etymology of tropotaxis

New Latin

First Known Use: 1926

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