hydrotaxis
n. [Gr. hydor, water; taxis, arrangement]
A taxis in response to a moisture gradient initiating stimulus.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • hydrotaxis — [hī΄drō tak′sis] n. [ HYDRO + TAXIS] the positive, or negative, response of a freely moving organism to, or away from, water hydrotactic [hī΄drōtak′tik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • hydrotaxis — hydrotactic /huy dreuh tak tik/, adj. /huy dreuh tak sis/, n. Biol. oriented movement toward or away from water. [1895 1900; HYDRO 1 + TAXIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • hydrotaxis — noun movement (of an organism or organ) in response to water …   Wiktionary

  • hydrotaxis — The movement of cells or organisms in relation to water. [hydro + G. taxis, arrangement] * * * hy·dro·tax·is .hī drə tak səs n, pl tax·es .sēz a taxis in which moisture is the directive factor hy·dro·tac·tic tak tik adj * * * hy·dro·tax·is …   Medical dictionary

  • Hydrotaxis — Hy|dro|ta|xis die; , ...xen <zu 2↑Taxis> durch Feuchtigkeit ausgelöste 2Taxis (Biol.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • hydrotaxis — n. movement toward or away from water (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hydrotaxis — hy·dro·taxis …   English syllables

  • hydrotaxis — hy•dro•tax•is [[t]ˌhaɪ drəˈtæk sɪs[/t]] n. bio movement of an organism toward or away from water • Etymology: 1895–1900 hy dro•tac′tic ˈtæk tɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • hydrotaxis — /haɪdroʊˈtæksəs/ (say huydroh taksuhs) noun a movement of organisms towards or away from water. {hydro 1 + taxis} …   Australian English dictionary

  • hydrotaxis —   n. movement towards or away from water …   Dictionary of difficult words

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