klinokinesis
n. [Gr. klinein, to bend; kinesis, movement]
A non-directional response in which the rate of turning depends on the intensity of stimulation; trial-and-error reaction; see orthokinesis.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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