tropotaxis
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1934 a taxis in which an organism orients itself by the simultaneous comparison of stimuli of different intensity acting on separate end organs

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  • Tropotaxis — Dieser Artikel behandelt das Verhalten von Lebewesen. Für andere Bedeutungen siehe Taxis (Begriffsklärung) Eine Taxis ist eine Orientierungsreaktion von freibeweglichen Lebewesen, das heißt die Ausrichtung einer Bewegung in einem Umweltgradienten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tropotaxis — n. [Gr. tropos, turn; taxis, arrangement] A type of taxis in which an animal directs itself in relation to a source of stimulation by comparing the amount of stimulation on either side of it, i.e., spiders in their web retrieving their prey; see… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • tropotaxis — /trop euh tak sis, troh peuh /, n. Zool. straight movement by an organism toward or away from a source of stimulation as a result of comparing information received by paired sensory receptors on both sides of the body. Cf. klinotaxis. [1930 35;… …   Universalium

  • Tropotaxis — Tropotạxis   [zu griechisch trope̅ »(Hin)wendung«] die, /...xen, Biologie: Taxien. * * * Tro|po|tạ|xis, die; , ...xen [2↑Taxis] (Biol.): Bewegung frei beweglicher Lebewesen, bei der die Reizquelle direkt angesteuert wird …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Tropotaxis — Tro|po|ta|xis die; , ...xen <zu 2↑Taxis> Orientierungsweise frei beweglicher Lebewesen; Ausgleichsbewegung von Tieren zur Herstellung eines Erregungsgleichgewichtes in symmetrisch angeordneten Reizempfängern (Bot.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • tropotaxis — trop·o·tax·is …   English syllables

  • tropotaxis — trop•o•tax•is [[t]ˌtrɒp əˈtæk sɪs, ˌtroʊ pə [/t]] n. anb bio zool. straight movement by an organism toward or away from a source of stimulation as a result of comparing information received by paired sensory receptors on both sides of the body •… …   From formal English to slang

  • tropotaxis — ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈtaksə̇s noun Etymology: New Latin, from trop (I) + taxis : a taxis in which an organism orients itself through a process of simultaneous comparison of stimuli of different intensity acting on separate end organs * * * /trop euh tak sis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Taxis — This article is about the behavioural response. For the vehicle, see Taxicab. For aircraft movement, see Taxiing. A taxis (plural taxes,  /ˈt …   Wikipedia

  • stereotyped response — ▪ biology Introduction       unlearned behavioral reaction of an organism to some environmental stimulus. It is an adaptive mechanism and may be expressed in a variety of ways. All living organisms exhibit one or more types of stereotyped… …   Universalium

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