telotaxis

noun

telo·​tax·​is ˌtel-ə-ˈtak-səs How to pronounce telotaxis (audio) ˌtēl- How to pronounce telotaxis (audio)
plural telotaxes -ˌsēz How to pronounce telotaxis (audio)
: 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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“Telotaxis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/telotaxis. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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