Thermotaxic Ther`mo*tax"ic, a. [Thermo- + Gr. ? arrangement.] (Physiol.) Pertaining to, or connected with, the regulation of temperature in the animal body; as, the thermotaxic nervous system. [1913 Webster]

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  • thermotaxis — [thʉr΄mətak′sis] n. [ModL: see THERMO & TAXIS] 1. Biol. the positive, or negative, response of a freely moving organism toward, or away from, a source of heat 2. Physiol. the normal regulation of body temperature thermotaxic adj. thermotactic… …   English World dictionary

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