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 telotaxes (audio) \

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

Comments on telotaxis

What made you want to look up telotaxis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

one that collects or salvages junk

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time traveler quiz which word came first
  • Which came first?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!