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

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“Telotaxis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/telotaxis. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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