Definition of Rheotaxis

1. Noun. (biology) movement in response to a current (of water or air) ¹



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Definition of Rheotaxis

1. [n -TAXES]

Medical Definition of Rheotaxis

1. Tactic response taxis to the direction of flow of a fluid. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rheotaxis

rheophiles
rheophore
rheophores
rheophyte
rheophytes
rheoplethysmograph
rheoplethysmographs
rheoscope
rheoscopes
rheostasis
rheostat
rheostatic
rheostats
rheostosis
rheotaxes
rheotaxis (current term)
rheotome
rheotomes
rheotrope
rheotropes
rheotropic
rheotropism
rhestocythemia
rhesus
rhesus disease
rhesus factor
rhesus incompatibility
rhesus macaque
rhesus macaques
rhesus monkey

Literary usage of Rheotaxis

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1. Experimental Morphology by Charles Benedict Davenport (1897)
"... (STEREOTAXIS) AND rheotaxis * We have already seen that when a pseudopodium of an amoeba is touched by a solid body it retracts. ..."

2. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1914)
""i3a Further Studies on Physiological States and rheotaxis in Isopoda. ... '14 Certain Relations between rheotaxis in Isopods and their Survival Time in ..."

3. Forced Movements, Tropisms, and Animal Conduct by Jacques Loeb (1918)
"ALLEE, WC: The Effect of Molting on rheotaxis in Isopods. ... 5 ALLEE, WC: Further Studies on Physiological States and rheotaxis in Isopoda. ..."

4. Forced Movements, Tropisms, and Animal Conduct by Jacques Loeb (1918)
"4 ALLEE, WC: The Effect of Molting on rheotaxis in Isopods. ... 5 ALLEE, WC: Further Studies on Physiological States and rheotaxis in Isopoda. /. ..."

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