rheotaxis

noun

rheo·​tax·​is ˌrē-ə-ˈtak-səs How to pronounce rheotaxis (audio)
plural rheotaxes -ˌsēz How to pronounce rheotaxis (audio)
: a taxis in which mechanical stimulation by a stream of fluid (as water) is the directive factor

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“Rheotaxis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/rheotaxis. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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