hydrotaxis


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hy·dro·tax·is

 (hī′drə-tăk′sĭs)
n.
Movement of an organism in response to moisture.

hy′dro·tac′tic (-tăk′tĭk) adj.
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hydrotaxis

(ˌhaɪdrəʊˈtæksɪs)
n
(Biology) the directional movement of an organism or cell in response to the stimulus of water
ˌhydroˈtactic adj
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hy•dro•tax•is

(ˌhaɪ drəˈtæk sɪs)

n.
movement of an organism toward or away from water.
[1895–1900]
hy`dro•tac′tic (-ˈtæk tɪk) adj.
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