n. [Gr. klinein, to bend; taxis, arrangement]
Orientation and movement toward a stimulus by an organism by moving its head or whole body from side to side symmetrically; see telotaxis, tropotaxis.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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