magnetotaxis

noun
mag·​ne·​to·​tax·​is | \ -ˈtak-səs How to pronounce magnetotaxis (audio) \
plural magnetotaxes\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce magnetotaxis (audio) \

Medical Definition of magnetotaxis

: a taxis in which a magnetic field is the directive factor

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“Magnetotaxis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/magnetotaxis. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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