tropotaxis

noun
tro·​po·​tax·​is | \ ˌtrō-pə-ˈtak-səs How to pronounce tropotaxis (audio) , ˌträ- \

Definition of tropotaxis

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

First Known Use of tropotaxis

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tropotaxis

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“Tropotaxis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tropotaxis. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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