telotaxis

noun
telo·tax·is | \ˌtel-ə-ˈtak-səs, ˌtēl- \
plural telotaxes\-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of telotaxis 

: a taxis in which an organism orients itself in respect to a stimulus (as a light source) as though that were the only stimulus acting on it

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