neurobiotaxis

noun

neu·​ro·​bio·​tax·​is -ˌbī-ō-ˈtak-səs How to pronounce neurobiotaxis (audio)
plural neurobiotaxes -ˌsēz How to pronounce neurobiotaxis (audio)
: a hypothetical directed and oriented shift of nerve cells in the course of phylogeny toward a region of maximum stimulation that has been held to explain cephalization and brain evolution
neurobiotactic adjective
or neurobiotactical

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“Neurobiotaxis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/neurobiotaxis. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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